Photographer recalls Negro League baseball
For the black community in Memphis, Tenn., the return of spring meant the return of baseball at Martin's Stadium, home of the Red Sox from 1923 to 1960.

Photographer recalls Negro League baseball
For the black community in Memphis, Tenn., the return of spring meant the return of baseball at Martin's Stadium, home of the Red Sox from 1923 to 1960.

Photographer recalls Negro League baseball

Bugs & Co. jump from celluloid to museum walls
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. - What's art, doc? At the James A. Michener Art Museum, that question is answered with a new exhibit featuring more than 160 drawings, cels, paintings and related items from the golden era of Warner Bros. animation.

Bugs & Co. jump from celluloid to museum walls

Bugs & Co. jump from celluloid to museum walls
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. - What's art, doc? At the James A. Michener Art Museum, that question is answered with a new exhibit featuring more than 160 drawings, cels, paintings and related items from the golden era of Warner Bros. animation.

Phillies slide by Nationals
WASHINGTON - This victory should have been a walk in the park for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Phillies slide by Nationals

Phillies slide by Nationals
WASHINGTON - This victory should have been a walk in the park for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Clever government agency earns mention in column

Long-married couple die on same day
ST. LOUIS, Mich. - Alexander J. Vance and his wife, Leola, made a life together for nearly 64 years. This week, they died 14 hours apart at Schnepp's Health Care Center.

Winners of whistlers convention announced
LOUISBURG, N.C. - The Seven Dwarfs did it at work. Some people do it in the shower. But it takes a special kind of person to whistle competitively.

Winners of whistlers convention announced
LOUISBURG, N.C. - The Seven Dwarfs did it at work. Some people do it in the shower. But it takes a special kind of person to whistle competitively.

Long-married couple die on same day
ST. LOUIS, Mich. - Alexander J. Vance and his wife, Leola, made a life together for nearly 64 years. This week, they died 14 hours apart at Schnepp's Health Care Center.

Mets hang on to win at home

Mets hang on to win at home
NEW YORK - You knew it was bound to happen sometime. Wishful as some might have been, Atlanta's starting pitchers weren't going to keep coming up aces all season long.

Mets hang on to win at home
NEW YORK - You knew it was bound to happen sometime. Wishful as some might have been, Atlanta's starting pitchers weren't going to keep coming up aces all season long.

Mets defeat Braves
NEW YORK - Mike Piazza broke out of a slump with three hits and Cliff Floyd and David Wright hit two-run homers as the New York Mets came from behind to end the Atlanta Braves' four-game winning streak, 5-4 Monday night.

Thomson quiets Phillies

Braves hoping Jones gets well soon

Mets defeat Braves

Thomson quiets Phillies
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves just thought they were going along poorly.

Braves hoping Jones gets well soon
NEW YORK - Chipper Jones was hopeful that the pain in his left foot would dissipate by Monday morning. Instead, it had worsened.

Birthday catastrophe for hot-hitting Jones
ATLANTA - So much for a happy 33rd birthday for Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones.

Braves hoping Jones gets well soon
NEW YORK - Chipper Jones was hopeful that the pain in his left foot would dissipate by Monday morning. Instead, it had worsened.

Thomson quiets Phillies
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves just thought they were going along poorly.

Mets defeat Braves
NEW YORK - Mike Piazza broke out of a slump with three hits and Cliff Floyd and David Wright hit two-run homers as the New York Mets came from behind to end the Atlanta Braves' four-game winning streak, 5-4 Monday night.

Birthday catastrophe for hot-hitting Jones
ATLANTA - So much for a happy 33rd birthday for Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones.

Birthday catastrophe for hot-hitting Jones

Commission: There are too many tax breaks
WASHINGTON - As taxpayers recover from finishing their annual filing chores, a presidential commission studying the tax laws has reached the conclusion that there are just too many deductions and credits.

Natural gas making Qatar world's richest country
DOHA, Qatar - Beyond the fishing boats moored on this city's seaside corniche and under the sandy bottom of the Persian Gulf lies a giant bubble of natural gas that is fueling a historic economic boom.

Commission: There are too many tax breaks

Existing homes sales climb by 1 percent in March
WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes and condominiums rose by 1 percent in March to the third-highest sales pace on record, a real estate trade group reported Monday.

Natural gas making Qatar world's richest country
DOHA, Qatar - Beyond the fishing boats moored on this city's seaside corniche and under the sandy bottom of the Persian Gulf lies a giant bubble of natural gas that is fueling a historic economic boom.

Merger would create the largest oil refiner in North America
SAN ANTONIO - Valero Energy Corp. plans to acquire Premcor Inc. for $6.9 billion in cash and stock as part of a deal that would create the largest refiner of crude oil in North America, company officials announced Monday. Shares of both companies rose.

For broadband generation, music videos on demand

Microsoft ships Windows for 64-bit computers
SAN JOSE, Calif. - After years of delays, Microsoft Corp. on Monday started selling new flavors of the Windows operating system that can address vastly more memory than previous versions yet can still run software designed for older computers.

For broadband generation, music videos on demand
DENVER - Venture capitalists told Drew Massey, founder of the 1990s young men's magazine P.O.V., that old media was dead and he believed them.

Local sales tax pumping prices higher
Pete Cakanic always used to think he could find a better deal on gasoline in Georgia than he could in South Carolina.

Some change habits to save

Some change habits to save
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - High gasoline prices are causing some people to make lifestyle changes, while others remain relatively unaffected.

Local sales tax pumping prices higher

Crude prices rise, approaching $56 a barrel
VIENNA, Austria - Crude oil futures prices rose Monday ahead of a meeting between President Bush and Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah that will focus in part on possible ways to bring down high oil prices.

General Motors recalling more than 2 million vehicles

Hybrid car sales rose 81 percent in U.S. last year
DETROIT - The lure of the Toyota Prius and other hybrid cars helped drive healthy sales of electric and alternative-powered vehicles last year, according to new data that shows the hybrid market has grown by 960 percent since 2000.

New Monopoly game lets anyone get piece of Berkshire

Local sales tax pumping prices higher
Pete Cakanic always used to think he could find a better deal on gasoline in Georgia than he could in South Carolina.

New Monopoly game lets anyone get piece of Berkshire
OMAHA, Neb. - If you've got $30 and some imagination, you can invest with Warren Buffett.

Some change habits to save
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - High gasoline prices are causing some people to make lifestyle changes, while others remain relatively unaffected.

Commission: There are too many tax breaks
WASHINGTON - As taxpayers recover from finishing their annual filing chores, a presidential commission studying the tax laws has reached the conclusion that there are just too many deductions and credits.

Hybrid car sales rose 81 percent in U.S. last year
DETROIT - The lure of the Toyota Prius and other hybrid cars helped drive healthy sales of electric and alternative-powered vehicles last year, according to new data that shows the hybrid market has grown by 960 percent since 2000.

Existing homes sales climb by 1 percent in March

Microsoft ships Windows for 64-bit computers
SAN JOSE, Calif. - After years of delays, Microsoft Corp. on Monday started selling new flavors of the Windows operating system that can address vastly more memory than previous versions yet can still run software designed for older computers.

Gas prices down slightly
CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average price for all grades of gasoline nationwide has fallen nearly 4½ cents per gallon in two weeks because of a drop in crude oil prices and slightly lower demand, an industry analyst said Sunday.

Crude prices rise, approaching $56 a barrel

New Monopoly game lets anyone get piece of Berkshire
OMAHA, Neb. - If you've got $30 and some imagination, you can invest with Warren Buffett.

Merger would create the largest oil refiner in North America

For broadband generation, music videos on demand
DENVER - Venture capitalists told Drew Massey, founder of the 1990s young men's magazine P.O.V., that old media was dead and he believed them.

Hybrid car sales rose 81 percent in U.S. last year

Microsoft ships Windows for 64-bit computers

Existing homes sales climb by 1 percent in March
WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes and condominiums rose by 1 percent in March to the third-highest sales pace on record, a real estate trade group reported Monday.

General Motors recalling more than 2 million vehicles
WASHINGTON - General Motors Corp. said Monday it is recalling more than 2 million vehicles, including nearly 1.5 million sport utility vans and pickup trucks that have seat belt design problems.

General Motors recalling more than 2 million vehicles
WASHINGTON - General Motors Corp. said Monday it is recalling more than 2 million vehicles, including nearly 1.5 million sport utility vans and pickup trucks that have seat belt design problems.

Crude prices rise, approaching $56 a barrel
VIENNA, Austria - Crude oil futures prices rose Monday ahead of a meeting between President Bush and Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah that will focus in part on possible ways to bring down high oil prices.

Natural gas making Qatar world's richest country

Merger would create the largest oil refiner in North America
SAN ANTONIO - Valero Energy Corp. plans to acquire Premcor Inc. for $6.9 billion in cash and stock as part of a deal that would create the largest refiner of crude oil in North America, company officials announced Monday. Shares of both companies rose.

N.C. State edges Clemson
RALEIGH, N.C. - Aaron Cone hit an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give North Carolina State a 9-8 win Sunday against Clemson.

Answers can put fat myths in focus
Fat is one of the most talked about, troublesome and baffling components of the human body. Test your knowledge to see whether you're up to date:

Is the ride over?

When science confuses
It must be dismaying to people with arthritis or other chronic aches and pains to read the recent studies indicating that prolonged use of popular prescription painkillers poses a risk to heart safety. Two of the Cox 2 pain inhibitors, Bextra and Vioxx, have been yanked off the market while prescriptions for Celebrex, which not long ago was widely advertised on TV, have become much more difficult to obtain.

Key S.C. bills need OK

Is the ride over?
You can't keep leaking oil this way: General Motors last week reported a $1.1 billion loss in the first three months of 2005.

Catching a dream
Ever seen someone actually catch up to a dream and grab onto it? You have now.

Truth comes at a price
You may have heard or read lately about some shoddy, even dishonest, journalism: a Boston freelancer who made up details of a seal hunt that never actually occurred; Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom, who described a scene at a Final Four basketball game that, too, never happened.

Truth comes at a price

Catching a dream
Ever seen someone actually catch up to a dream and grab onto it? You have now.

Catching a dream

Key S.C. bills need OK
South Carolina's lengthy General Assembly session is starting to draw to a close. The deadline is this week for bills to clear either the House or Senate if they are to have a chance to pass this year, and there is still some very important legislation that deserves lawmakers' stamp of approval.

When science confuses

Key S.C. bills need OK
South Carolina's lengthy General Assembly session is starting to draw to a close. The deadline is this week for bills to clear either the House or Senate if they are to have a chance to pass this year, and there is still some very important legislation that deserves lawmakers' stamp of approval.

Is the ride over?
You can't keep leaking oil this way: General Motors last week reported a $1.1 billion loss in the first three months of 2005.

Truth comes at a price
You may have heard or read lately about some shoddy, even dishonest, journalism: a Boston freelancer who made up details of a seal hunt that never actually occurred; Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom, who described a scene at a Final Four basketball game that, too, never happened.

When science confuses
It must be dismaying to people with arthritis or other chronic aches and pains to read the recent studies indicating that prolonged use of popular prescription painkillers poses a risk to heart safety. Two of the Cox 2 pain inhibitors, Bextra and Vioxx, have been yanked off the market while prescriptions for Celebrex, which not long ago was widely advertised on TV, have become much more difficult to obtain.

'Lennon' cancels Boston engagement
NEW YORK - "Lennon," the new musical celebrating the life and songs of John Lennon, has canceled its Boston tryout to retool for the show's Broadway opening, still scheduled for July 28.

Jackson prosecution relies on witnesses
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - As the prosecution nears the end of its case against Michael Jackson, jurors face a dilemma: How much should they believe testimony from key witnesses who have admitted past lies?

People in the News
LONDON - Soccer star David Beckham and his wife Victoria are considering taking legal action over a newspaper story about their marriage, a spokesman for the couple said Sunday.

People in the News
ROSEDALE, Md. - Motley Crue is joining efforts to find a Baltimore area woman missing since March 6, when she failed to meet friends for the band's concert in Washington.

People in the News
LONDON - Soccer star David Beckham and his wife Victoria are considering taking legal action over a newspaper story about their marriage, a spokesman for the couple said Sunday.

Travers to undergo bone marrow transplant
STAMFORD, Conn. - Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary, who has been battling leukemia, will undergo a bone marrow transplant after finding a donor.

People in the News
ROSEDALE, Md. - Motley Crue is joining efforts to find a Baltimore area woman missing since March 6, when she failed to meet friends for the band's concert in Washington.

Jackson prosecution relies on witnesses
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - As the prosecution nears the end of its case against Michael Jackson, jurors face a dilemma: How much should they believe testimony from key witnesses who have admitted past lies?

'Lennon' cancels Boston engagement
NEW YORK - "Lennon," the new musical celebrating the life and songs of John Lennon, has canceled its Boston tryout to retool for the show's Broadway opening, still scheduled for July 28.

What do you do when you're in Paris for one day?

Koch wins Corona Morelia Championship
MORELIA, Mexico - Sweden's Carin Koch shot a 1-under 71 on Sunday to capture the Corona Morelia Championship by six strokes.

Singh wins Houston Open

Singh wins Houston Open
HUMBLE, Texas - Vijay Singh waited patiently for a break in the final round of the Shell Houston Open. John Daly finally gave him a big one on the first extra hole.

Koch wins Corona Morelia Championship

Smyth wins Legends

Scott wins Johnnie Walker Classic
BEIJING - Australia's Adam Scott won the Johnnie Walker Classic on Sunday, closing with a par-72 for a three-stroke victory over two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen.

Scott wins Johnnie Walker Classic
BEIJING - Australia's Adam Scott won the Johnnie Walker Classic on Sunday, closing with a par-72 for a three-stroke victory over two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen.

Matteson wins Virginia Beach Open
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Former Georgia Tech star Troy Matteson won his first Nationwide Tour title Sunday, closing with a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke victory over Chris Couch in the Virginia Beach Open.

Koch wins Corona Morelia Championship
MORELIA, Mexico - Sweden's Carin Koch shot a 1-under 71 on Sunday to capture the Corona Morelia Championship by six strokes.

Smyth wins Legends
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Ireland's Des Smyth wasn't bothered by Sunday's unseasonably cold weather. In fact, it may have helped him pick up his second Champions Tour victory of the season.

Matteson wins Virginia Beach Open

Scott wins Johnnie Walker Classic

Singh wins Houston Open
HUMBLE, Texas - Vijay Singh waited patiently for a break in the final round of the Shell Houston Open. John Daly finally gave him a big one on the first extra hole.

Smyth wins Legends
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Ireland's Des Smyth wasn't bothered by Sunday's unseasonably cold weather. In fact, it may have helped him pick up his second Champions Tour victory of the season.

Matteson wins Virginia Beach Open
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Former Georgia Tech star Troy Matteson won his first Nationwide Tour title Sunday, closing with a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke victory over Chris Couch in the Virginia Beach Open.

Booker leaves Hephzibah for Burke Co. job

Booker leaves Hephzibah for Burke Co. job
One of the most successful coaches in recent Hephzibah football history made a decision last month. He wanted to step back from the limelight a bit and concentrate on another team. His home team.

Booker leaves Hephzibah for Burke Co. job
One of the most successful coaches in recent Hephzibah football history made a decision last month. He wanted to step back from the limelight a bit and concentrate on another team. His home team.

Clever government agency earns mention in column
One of the perks of newspaper work is that people are always sending you free stuff.

Clever government agency earns mention in column
One of the perks of newspaper work is that people are always sending you free stuff.

I-20 crash in McDuffie County ties up traffic
THOMSON, Ga. -- An accident early this morning on Interstate 20 in McDuffie County tied up rush-hour traffic in both directions for miles, authorities said.

Search goes on for missing siblings
WARRENTON, Ga. -- The desperate search for two Warrenton children intensified this morning as authorities told a news conference that the case has reached a "critical stage."

Men shot, arrested after store burglary
AIKEN -- The Aiken County Sheriff's Office said today that it will seek warrants for the arrest of two Trenton. S.C., men in connection with a convenience store burglary Monday night.

Bodies of missing children found
WARRENTON, Ga. -- The bodies of two toddlers missing since Saturday were found in a sewer pond behind their family's home this afternoon, putting an end to a multiagency search that spanned nearly two days.

Autopsies performed on children found in pond
Autopsies on the two small Warrenton, Ga., children found dead Monday show no indications of foul play and list the causes of death as drowning, Georgia Bureau of Investigations officials said this afternoon. y that there were no initial indications of foul play.

Bible is not a science book
Regarding the argument of creation vs. evolution, which has graced the pages of The Chronicle many times before, I feel compelled to make a plea: Forget the dogma for five minutes and think about this with an open mind.Jason Novotny, North Augusta, S.C.

Don't turn United States into another theocracy

Bible is not a science book

Don't turn United States into another theocracy
Adolf Hitler defeated the judiciary of the Weimar Republic of Germany when he set up his own courts with his own judges.Lowell Greenbaum, Augusta

Pope article lacked substance

Don't turn United States into another theocracy
Adolf Hitler defeated the judiciary of the Weimar Republic of Germany when he set up his own courts with his own judges.Lowell Greenbaum, Augusta

Pope article lacked substance
This is in reference to your April 20, front-page Associated Press article on the election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as the new pope.Gould B. Hagler, Augusta

Craft sane sales-tax referendum
The Augusta commissioners still don't get it. The general public axed their last proposal to spend nonexistent tax money and put every citizen in debt for the next 10 years paying for items we simply cannot afford in our present economy. Gene Gaines, Augusta

Pope article lacked substance
This is in reference to your April 20, front-page Associated Press article on the election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as the new pope.Gould B. Hagler, Augusta

Secular nation imperils values
Regarding Victor Reilly's letter ("Culture of life seems selective," April 21): He says "America is, and must remain, a secular nation, with no laws for which the principal justification is read from someone else's holy book." Sue Alzheimer, Augusta

Bible is not a science book
Regarding the argument of creation vs. evolution, which has graced the pages of The Chronicle many times before, I feel compelled to make a plea: Forget the dogma for five minutes and think about this with an open mind.Jason Novotny, North Augusta, S.C.

Conspicuous consumption dominates
Conspicuous consumption - keeping up with the Joneses - is catching up with us. Bob L. Gordy, Louisville, Ga.

Seniors calendar

Music videos, chatter on demand at ManiaTV

Health and fitness

New Opera browser innovates but fails at basics

'Brothers in Arms' delivers on warfare realism

Magnetic ribbons show support for causes

Like it or not, Bermudas return

Magnetic ribbons show support for causes
It started with the song Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree and spawned a car accessory that's become as common as air fresheners and fuzzy dice - the ribbon magnet.

Living briefs
Where there is food, there is a celebration, and dining out makes it special. There are as many desirable seats in a restaurant as there are desserts. Window seats and booths tend to be the most popular.

Health and fitness
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.

Music videos, chatter on demand at ManiaTV
DENVER - Venture capitalists told Drew Massey, founder of the 1990s young men's magazine P.O.V., that old media was dead and he believed them.

Magnetic ribbons show support for causes
It started with the song Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree and spawned a car accessory that's become as common as air fresheners and fuzzy dice - the ribbon magnet.

New Opera browser innovates but fails at basics
NEW YORK - Opera's new Web browser responds to commands you speak into a microphone. It rearranges pages to fit narrower windows. It adds a security bar to help reduce the risk of fraud.

Like it or not, Bermudas return
COLUMBIA - Bermuda shorts: They're not just for elderly English gents anymore.

'Brothers in Arms' delivers on warfare realism
Before the military had laser-guided missiles or remote-control spy planes, warfare was all about the four "Fs": find the enemy, fix him with fire, flank him, and most importantly - finish him.

Like it or not, Bermudas return
COLUMBIA - Bermuda shorts: They're not just for elderly English gents anymore.

Music videos, chatter on demand at ManiaTV
DENVER - Venture capitalists told Drew Massey, founder of the 1990s young men's magazine P.O.V., that old media was dead and he believed 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.

New Opera browser innovates but fails at basics
NEW YORK - Opera's new Web browser responds to commands you speak into a microphone. It rearranges pages to fit narrower windows. It adds a security bar to help reduce the risk of fraud.

Health and fitness
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.

'Brothers in Arms' delivers on warfare realism
Before the military had laser-guided missiles or remote-control spy planes, warfare was all about the four "Fs": find the enemy, fix him with fire, flank him, and most importantly - finish him.

Jackson promises to push for voter rights
ATLANTA - Georgia led the way nationally this year in making it harder for people to vote, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Monday while vowing to return this summer for a voting rights march through the streets of Atlanta.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

DUI case could affect others in state

Five questions

Parents will vote on class concept
Year-round school is out. Same-gender education is in.

Officer and suspect killed in Atlanta shootout
ATLANTA - An Atlanta narcotics officer and a suspect were killed during a shootout in southwest Atlanta Saturday night, police said.

I-20 crash in McDuffie County ties up traffic

Search goes on for missing siblings

Across Georgia
GUYTON - The safe return of a missing 7-year-old autistic boy to his south Effingham County home last week is the latest success story of a rapid-response community notification program.

County worries about funeral plots for poor
CONYERS, Ga. - Rockdale County is running out of burial plots for people too poor to afford their own. County officers say population growth has led to more people needing indigent burial services, and they have only three plots left.

Jury hears opening statements
After former state Rep. Robin Williams helped a good friend get a job at an Augusta mental health center, he started getting chunks of cash from the center, both sides acknowledged Monday.

Party turns violent, teen dies
CONLEY, Ga. - A shooting at a birthday party attended by 200 teenagers killed a 14-year-old girl Friday night.

Across Georgia
GUYTON - The safe return of a missing 7-year-old autistic boy to his south Effingham County home last week is the latest success story of a rapid-response community notification program.

County worries about funeral plots for poor

Getting a touch of class

Agencies stop search for missing children
WARRENTON, Ga. - More than a day after two small children were reported missing from their Warrenton home, emergency workers called off a multiagency search of the area after scouring ponds and woods.

Across the area

Getting a touch of class
You might be surprised what a person can do with a used school bus.

Across South Carolina
ABBEVILLE - A day-care owner was indicted Monday in the death of a 4-month-old boy who authorities say overdosed on Benadryl.

Magazine's style sells at parties
RIVERDALE, Ga. - The 10 women sitting around the cozy living room have plenty of ideas on how to use the rectangular glass vase Michelle Garcia is holding.

Jackson promises to push for voter rights
ATLANTA - Georgia led the way nationally this year in making it harder for people to vote, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Monday while vowing to return this summer for a voting rights march through the streets of Atlanta.

The week ahead
This week is Prom Promise Week, the time when promgoers make promises to have a sober prom night. A great time to share the story about my high school prom.

Police pull missing children from lake
WARRENTON - Authorities are working to pinpoint what caused the deaths of two missing children found floating in a sewage pond a few hundred yards from their home.

Officer and suspect killed in Atlanta shootout

Paine gets big names to speak
The dean of the civil rights movement and the founder of C-SPAN will help Paine College celebrate baccalaureate and commencement exercises this weekend.

Correction
The caption on a photo on Page 1C of Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle contained incorrect information. Carlos Rogers was photographed after he had been drafted by the Washington Redskins.

Kid of the Day
Jamie JoAnn Beaver is today's Kid of the Day.

Georgia home wins national design contest

USC Aiken showcases Hubble photos
AIKEN - University of South Carolina Aiken officials celebrated the 15th birthday of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on Monday by unveiling two new images considered the largest and sharpest ever made by the Earth-orbiting observatory.

Architecture experts delve deep into mansion's history
ST. MARYS, Ga. - Many visitors to Orange Hall notice a glaring contradiction before they ever set foot on the property.

I-20 crash in McDuffie County ties up traffic
THOMSON, Ga. -- An accident early Monday morning on Interstate 20 in McDuffie County tied up rush-hour traffic in both directions for miles, authorities said.

Bodies of missing children found

Parents will vote on class concept
Year-round school is out. Same-gender education is in.

Woman drives nurses' success
Marilyn Bowcutt could barely squeeze into her office at University Hospital for all of the silver and gold balloons inside. For her, the party had just begun.

News you can use

Across the area
Police were called to an Augusta home early Sunday after a woman said a man attempted to stab her.

USC Aiken showcases Hubble photos

Across South Carolina
DENMARK - An Orangeburg man fleeing police shot and killed a Bamberg woman early Saturday before wounding himself, Bamberg County sheriff's officials said.

Kid of the Day

Search goes on for missing siblings
WARRENTON, Ga. -- The desperate search for two Warrenton children intensified this morning as authorities told a news conference that the case has reached a "critical stage."

Jackson promises to push for voter rights

Proposals would allow coastal drilling

Jury hears opening statements

Garden turns jail into artwork

Across Georgia

In No. 2 job, gavel wields little power

Across the area

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

I-20 crash in McDuffie County ties up traffic

Correction

Regent denies report of chancellor's ouster

Agencies stop search for missing children

Parents will vote on class concept

News you can use
The CSRA Parkinson's Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at St. John Towers' dining room, 724 Greene St.

Georgia home wins national design contest
WARWICK, Ga. - A bungalow-style house overlooking Lake Blackshear in southeast Georgia has been named the best new home in the country.

Regent denies report of chancellor's ouster
ATLANTA - A report by an Atlanta newspaper that the state Board of Regents has decided to ask the University System of Georgia's chief official to resign was incorrect, board Chairman Joel Wooten said Monday.

Effects of chlorine spill lingers
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - The small crosses on top of St. Paul's Episcopal Church are still stained chlorine green from a chemical spill almost four months ago, and a vestry member works inside to get the sanctuary ready to resume services. A few hundred yards away, the local fire station that had to be rewired because of corrosion remains empty with hopes of opening in about a month.

Kid of the Day
Jamie JoAnn Beaver is today's Kid of the Day.

Artist turns old jail yard into garden exhibit
SAVANNAH, Ga. - One of Georgia's oldest and most notorious jails has been transformed into an art exhibit full of plants, flowers and reflective spaces thanks to a British artist.

Architecture experts delve deep into mansion's history
ST. MARYS, Ga. - Many visitors to Orange Hall notice a glaring contradiction before they ever set foot on the property.

Army training Middle Eastern natives
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Fort Jackson is the U.S. Army's exclusive home for a pilot program that recruits native speakers of Middle Eastern languages and trains them to work as soliders and translator aides.

USC Aiken showcases Hubble photos
AIKEN - University of South Carolina Aiken officials celebrated the 15th birthday of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on Monday by unveiling two new images considered the largest and sharpest ever made by the Earth-orbiting observatory.

DUI case could affect others in state
COLUMBIA, S.C. - A Richland County judge's decision to throw out breath tests results in a drunken driving case could affect thousands of pending cases around the state, attorneys say.

I-20 crash in McDuffie County ties up traffic
THOMSON, Ga. -- An accident early Monday morning on Interstate 20 in McDuffie County tied up rush-hour traffic in both directions for miles, authorities said.

Tammy Faye talks about struggle with cancer
LANCASTER, S.C. - Former televangelist Tammy Faye Messner says losing her trademark eyelashes during her struggle with cancer was a liberating experience.

Tank to get brass sign
Augusta water customers will pay about $1,500 to commemorate city officials on a water tank next month.

Agencies stop search for missing children
WARRENTON, Ga. - More than a day after two small children were reported missing from their Warrenton home, emergency workers called off a multiagency search of the area after scouring ponds and woods.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

In No. 2 job, gavel wields little power
ATLANTA - He's a heartbeat away from the governor's office if something happens to the state's chief executive, but other than that, Georgia's lieutenant governor fills a post that has more prestige than power and comes with nice perks but few duties.

News you can use
The CSRA Parkinson's Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at St. John Towers' dining room, 724 Greene St.

Bodies of missing children found
WARRENTON, Ga. -- The bodies of two toddlers missing since Saturday were found in a sewer pond behind their family's home this afternoon, putting an end to a multiagency search that spanned nearly two days.

Across South Carolina
ABBEVILLE - A day-care owner was indicted Monday in the death of a 4-month-old boy who authorities say overdosed on Benadryl.

I-20 crash in McDuffie County ties up traffic
THOMSON, Ga. -- An accident early this morning on Interstate 20 in McDuffie County tied up rush-hour traffic in both directions for miles, authorities said.

Regent denies report of chancellor's ouster
ATLANTA - A report by an Atlanta newspaper that the state Board of Regents has decided to ask the University System of Georgia's chief official to resign was incorrect, board Chairman Joel Wooten said Monday.

Fraud trial set for court today
The federal trial begins today for four businessmen and former state Rep. Robin Williams, who are accused of scheming to steal about $2 million from an Augusta mental health center.

Police pull missing children from lake
WARRENTON - Authorities are working to pinpoint what caused the deaths of two missing children found floating in a sewage pond a few hundred yards from their home.

Getting a touch of class
You might be surprised what a person can do with a used school bus.

Jury hears opening statements
After former state Rep. Robin Williams helped a good friend get a job at an Augusta mental health center, he started getting chunks of cash from the center, both sides acknowledged Monday.

Five questions
Nathan Yanasak, a Medical College of Georgia research scientist, is a resident of Taliaferro County, Ga., where he and other residents have - successfully, so far - fought an Atlanta developer's plan to build a 1,030-acre landfill. He is a co-founder of a grass-roots residents group called Taliaferro Countians Against Landfill.

In No. 2 job, gavel wields little power
ATLANTA - He's a heartbeat away from the governor's office if something happens to the state's chief executive, but other than that, Georgia's lieutenant governor fills a post that has more prestige than power and comes with nice perks but few duties.

Magazine's style sells at parties
RIVERDALE, Ga. - The 10 women sitting around the cozy living room have plenty of ideas on how to use the rectangular glass vase Michelle Garcia is holding.

Five questions
Nathan Yanasak, a Medical College of Georgia research scientist, is a resident of Taliaferro County, Ga., where he and other residents have - successfully, so far - fought an Atlanta developer's plan to build a 1,030-acre landfill. He is a co-founder of a grass-roots residents group called Taliaferro Countians Against Landfill.

Proposals would allow coastal drilling
ATLANTA - The answer to cheaper fuel could be lying off of the East Coast's beaches, but it could also risk spoiling what makes the area so attractive to tourists.

Proposals would allow coastal drilling
ATLANTA - The answer to cheaper fuel could be lying off of the East Coast's beaches, but it could also risk spoiling what makes the area so attractive to tourists.

Woman drives nurses' success
Marilyn Bowcutt could barely squeeze into her office at University Hospital for all of the silver and gold balloons inside. For her, the party had just begun.

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The week ahead
This week is Prom Promise Week, the time when promgoers make promises to have a sober prom night. A great time to share the story about my high school prom.

Garden turns jail into artwork
British landscape artist Julia Barton has a passion for plants.

Garden turns jail into artwork
British landscape artist Julia Barton has a passion for plants.

Tank to get brass sign
Augusta water customers will pay about $1,500 to commemorate city officials on a water tank next month.

Across the area
Police were called to an Augusta home early Sunday after a woman said a man attempted to stab her.

Across Georgia
CONLEY - A 14-year-old girl was killed in a shooting at a birthday party attended by 200 teenagers.

Correction
The caption on a photo on Page 1C of Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle contained incorrect information. Carlos Rogers was photographed after he had been drafted by the Washington Redskins.

Book details Augusta's solution to Civil War problem
When the Civil War erupted in April 1861, Confederate President Jefferson Davis faced a grave obstacle in a conflict he was determined to win.

Book details Augusta's solution to Civil War problem
When the Civil War erupted in April 1861, Confederate President Jefferson Davis faced a grave obstacle in a conflict he was determined to win.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Wayne Scott Jr., 14, of Augusta.

Agencies stop search for missing children
WARRENTON, Ga. - More than a day after two small children were reported missing from their Warrenton home, emergency workers called off a multiagency search of the area after scouring ponds and woods.

The week ahead

Agencies stop search for missing children
WARRENTON, Ga. - More than a day after two small children were reported missing from their Warrenton home, emergency workers called off a multiagency search of the area after scouring ponds and woods.

Kid of the Day

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Wayne Scott Jr., 14, of Augusta.

Army training Middle Eastern natives

Party turns violent, teen dies
CONLEY, Ga. - A shooting at a birthday party attended by 200 teenagers killed a 14-year-old girl Friday night.

Fraud trial set for court today
The federal trial begins today for four businessmen and former state Rep. Robin Williams, who are accused of scheming to steal about $2 million from an Augusta mental health center.

Artist turns old jail yard into garden exhibit
SAVANNAH, Ga. - One of Georgia's oldest and most notorious jails has been transformed into an art exhibit full of plants, flowers and reflective spaces thanks to a British artist.

Fraud trial set for court today

County worries about funeral plots for poor
CONYERS, Ga. - Rockdale County is running out of burial plots for people too poor to afford their own. County officers say population growth has led to more people needing indigent burial services, and they have only three plots left.

Woman drives nurses' success

Georgia home wins national design contest
WARWICK, Ga. - A bungalow-style house overlooking Lake Blackshear in southeast Georgia has been named the best new home in the country.

Party turns violent, teen dies

Officer and suspect killed in Atlanta shootout
ATLANTA - An Atlanta narcotics officer and a suspect were killed during a shootout in southwest Atlanta Saturday night, police said.

Across the area
Four boys who beat and kicked a classmate in what officials said was a calculated assault at Morgan Road Middle School have been reassigned to Alternative School.

Army training Middle Eastern natives
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Fort Jackson is the U.S. Army's exclusive home for a pilot program that recruits native speakers of Middle Eastern languages and trains them to work as soliders and translator aides.

Artist turns old jail yard into garden exhibit

DUI case could affect others in state
COLUMBIA, S.C. - A Richland County judge's decision to throw out breath tests results in a drunken driving case could affect thousands of pending cases around the state, attorneys say.

Magazine's style sells at parties

Tammy Faye talks about struggle with cancer
LANCASTER, S.C. - Former televangelist Tammy Faye Messner says losing her trademark eyelashes during her struggle with cancer was a liberating experience.

Agencies stop search for missing children

Tank to get brass sign

Book details Augusta's solution to Civil War problem

Architecture experts delve deep into mansion's history

Tammy Faye talks about struggle with cancer

Police pull missing children from lake

Across South Carolina

Across the area
Four boys who beat and kicked a classmate in what officials said was a calculated assault at Morgan Road Middle School have been reassigned to Alternative School.

What do you do when you're in Paris for one day?
These days I don't get around much. My trips take me to the home-improvement store and the back yard. I do my traveling vicariously through books, television and my brother Tim.

What do you do when you're in Paris for one day?
These days I don't get around much. My trips take me to the home-improvement store and the back yard. I do my traveling vicariously through books, television and my brother Tim.

'Interpreter' speaks box-office language

At the Movies: 'Ladies in Lavender'
Put Judi Dench and Maggie Smith together to read their grocery lists and you'd be halfway to a decent film.

Sydney Pollack interprets long, varied career
NEW YORK - Sydney Pollack is an actor-turned-director who doesn't mind returning to other side of the camera.

At the Movies: 'Ladies in Lavender'
Put Judi Dench and Maggie Smith together to read their grocery lists and you'd be halfway to a decent film.

'Interpreter' speaks box-office language
LOS ANGELES - Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn's "The Interpreter" translated into solid box-office as the United Nations thriller debuted with $22.8 million to top the weekend for Hollywood.

Sydney Pollack interprets long, varied career

At the Movies: 'Ladies in Lavender'

'Interpreter' speaks box-office language
LOS ANGELES - Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn's "The Interpreter" translated into solid box-office as the United Nations thriller debuted with $22.8 million to top the weekend for Hollywood.

Sydney Pollack interprets long, varied career
NEW YORK - Sydney Pollack is an actor-turned-director who doesn't mind returning to other side of the camera.

Broadway's new cast recordings to be available soon

Broadway's new cast recordings to be available soon
NEW YORK - Not only has spring sprung, so have the cast recordings of several new Broadway - and off-Broadway - musicals that will be available in stores over the next several weeks.

Q&A: Brooke Valentine knows that love hurts
NEW YORK - Fighting words never sounded so good.

Broadway's new cast recordings to be available soon
NEW YORK - Not only has spring sprung, so have the cast recordings of several new Broadway - and off-Broadway - musicals that will be available in stores over the next several weeks.

Q&A: Brooke Valentine knows that love hurts

Q&A: Brooke Valentine knows that love hurts
NEW YORK - Fighting words never sounded so good.< The rowdy song "Girlfight" has launched Brooke Valentine's debut album, "Chain Letter," a confection of crunk, pop, rock and R&B, to a peak position of No. 16 on the Billboard album charts. The Houston native spoke to The Associated Press about scars, boys and fighting to be herself.

Alonso wins San Marino GP
IMOLA, Italy - In a duel between Formula One's new and old leaders, Fernando Alonso went wheel to wheel with Michael Schumacher on Sunday and held on to win the San Marino Grand Prix for his third straight victory.

Pacers need to bounce back in Game 2
WALTHAM, Mass. - At least Indiana Pacers coach Rick Carlisle doesn't have to worry about his team giving up.

Pacers need to bounce back in Game 2
WALTHAM, Mass. - At least Indiana Pacers coach Rick Carlisle doesn't have to worry about his team giving up.

Pacers top Celtics
BOSTON - Reggie Miller still had a big shot left in his 39-year-old body.

Pacers need to bounce back in Game 2

Heat routs Nets in Game 1

Heat routs Nets in Game 1
MIAMI - Shaquille O'Neal didn't put up his customary big playoff numbers. Dwyane Wade and Damon Jones made sure it wasn't necessary.

Pacers top Celtics

Pacers top Celtics
BOSTON - Reggie Miller still had a big shot left in his 39-year-old body.

Heat routs Nets in Game 1
MIAMI - Shaquille O'Neal didn't put up his customary big playoff numbers. Dwyane Wade and Damon Jones made sure it wasn't necessary.

Troubled back looks forward to starting anew

More area stars get the call

WR White is future of Falcons

Panthers create competition at quarterback

Former Vol Munoz decides to quit football

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Overtime

Soccer team comes to area

Overtime

States looking at testing prep athletes for steroid use

U.S. ousts Belgium to reach Fed Cup semis

Roddick easily wins third Clay Court title

Armstrong ready to pass peloton to new American generation

Aquinas' sibling rivalries bolster soccer teams

Roddick easily wins third Clay Court title
HOUSTON - Top-seeded Andy Roddick easily handled weak-serving Sebastien Grosjean on Sunday, taking a quick 6-2, 6-2 victory for his 17th career title and third U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship in five years.

Armstrong ready to pass peloton to new American generation
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Lance Armstrong is ready to pass the peloton to a new group of American cyclists.

Roddick easily wins third Clay Court title
HOUSTON - Top-seeded Andy Roddick easily handled weak-serving Sebastien Grosjean on Sunday, taking a quick 6-2, 6-2 victory for his 17th career title and third U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship in five years.

Soccer team comes to area
Brad Usry laughs off his general manager title, but he's earned his stripes. Usry is responsible for bringing the latest in the long line of minor league-level sporting trends to Augusta: developmental soccer.

Overtime
Kevin Kelley and David Beumel both homered for Augusta State as the Jaguars defeated No. 21 USC Upstate, 7-2 in Peach Belt Conference action on Sunday.

Aquinas' sibling rivalries bolster soccer teams
High school and its athletic perils are typically hard enough without having your "mom" around all the time using words like "spiffy."

States looking at testing prep athletes for steroid use
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - As professional athletes like Jason Giambi and Jose Canseco admit using steroids, state lawmakers around the country are looking for ways to dissuade high school students from following the examples of their bulging heroes.

Overtime
Individual spring sports statistics are due every Tuesday at noon, no exceptions, for boys and girls soccer and baseball.

U.S. ousts Belgium to reach Fed Cup semis
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - The United States reached the Fed Cup semifinals when top-ranked Lindsay Davenport defeated Els Callens 6-4, 6-0 Sunday, giving the American women an unbeatable lead against Belgium.

Soccer team comes to area
Brad Usry laughs off his general manager title, but he's earned his stripes. Usry is responsible for bringing the latest in the long line of minor league-level sporting trends to Augusta: developmental soccer.

U.S. ousts Belgium to reach Fed Cup semis
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - The United States reached the Fed Cup semifinals when top-ranked Lindsay Davenport defeated Els Callens 6-4, 6-0 Sunday, giving the American women an unbeatable lead against Belgium.

Aquinas' sibling rivalries bolster soccer teams
High school and its athletic perils are typically hard enough without having your "mom" around all the time using words like "spiffy."

States looking at testing prep athletes for steroid use
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - As professional athletes like Jason Giambi and Jose Canseco admit using steroids, state lawmakers around the country are looking for ways to dissuade high school students from following the examples of their bulging heroes.

Overtime
Individual spring sports statistics are due every Tuesday at noon, no exceptions, for boys and girls soccer and baseball.

Armstrong ready to pass peloton to new American generation
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Lance Armstrong is ready to pass the peloton to a new group of American cyclists.

Overtime
Kevin Kelley and David Beumel both homered for Augusta State as the Jaguars defeated No. 21 USC Upstate, 7-2 in Peach Belt Conference action on Sunday.

Troubled back looks forward to starting anew
DENVER - He sat out for two years, sued the NFL and alienated his alma mater. After being regarded as one of the best prospects in the country, he wound up as little more than an out-of-shape curiosity.

WR White is future of Falcons
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - As Rich McKay continued improving the depth of Atlanta's defense Sunday, Roddy White stood downstairs and talked about the future of the Falcons' offense.

WR White is future of Falcons
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - As Rich McKay continued improving the depth of Atlanta's defense Sunday, Roddy White stood downstairs and talked about the future of the Falcons' offense.

LB Harrison follows Bell to Steelers
Arnold Harrison continues to follow in Kendrell Bell's footsteps.

More area stars get the call
Marcus Lawrence found the 2005 NFL Draft to be filled with more mystery than a bookshelf of Agatha Christie novels.

More area stars get the call
Marcus Lawrence found the 2005 NFL Draft to be filled with more mystery than a bookshelf of Agatha Christie novels.

Panthers create competition at quarterback
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers created competition for the right to back up Jake Delhomme by taking quarterback Stefan LeFors in the fourth round of the NFL draft on Sunday.

Troubled back looks forward to starting anew
DENVER - He sat out for two years, sued the NFL and alienated his alma mater. After being regarded as one of the best prospects in the country, he wound up as little more than an out-of-shape curiosity.

Former Vol Munoz decides to quit football
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee offensive tackle Michael Munoz decided to quit football after he was not chosen in the NFL draft over the weekend, his father, NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz said Monday.

Panthers create competition at quarterback
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers created competition for the right to back up Jake Delhomme by taking quarterback Stefan LeFors in the fourth round of the NFL draft on Sunday.

Former Vol Munoz decides to quit football
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee offensive tackle Michael Munoz decided to quit football after he was not chosen in the NFL draft over the weekend, his father, NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz said Monday.

Text of Pope Benedict XVI's homily
Text of Pope Benedict XVI's homily delivered in Italian during his installation ceremony Sunday in St. Peter's Square. English translation provided by the Vatican:

Pope formally assumes role
VATICAN CITY - In a broad message of outreach to formally begin his papacy, Pope Benedict XVI stressed his church's shared bonds with Jews and other Christians and promised followers Sunday he would not ignore their voices in leading the world's 1.1 billion Roman Catholics.

Pilgrims pack St. Peter's in enthusiastic welcome of Benedict's papacy
VATICAN CITY - For Grazyna Klimowicz, the emotions were extreme - deep pain over the loss of John Paul II and joy that his faithful servant, Pope Benedict XVI, was chosen to guide the world's Roman Catholics.

Pilgrims pack St. Peter's in enthusiastic welcome of Benedict's papacy
VATICAN CITY - For Grazyna Klimowicz, the emotions were extreme - deep pain over the loss of John Paul II and joy that his faithful servant, Pope Benedict XVI, was chosen to guide the world's Roman Catholics.

Gentler image of new pope emerging
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI has pushed the right buttons in his first days as pontiff, softening his image as an austere theologian, inviting the chief rabbi of Rome to his installation and promising to keep up his popular predecessor's meetings with Roman Catholic youth.

Gentler image of new pope emerging
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI has pushed the right buttons in his first days as pontiff, softening his image as an austere theologian, inviting the chief rabbi of Rome to his installation and promising to keep up his popular predecessor's meetings with Roman Catholic youth.

Pope's hometown takes pride
TRAUNSTEIN, Germany - Residents of this picturesque Bavarian town that was the childhood home of Pope Benedict XVI prayed for the new pontiff Sunday at a special Mass - while others watched from home as he formally took stewardship of the Roman Catholic Church.

Text of Pope Benedict XVI's homily
Text of Pope Benedict XVI's homily delivered in Italian during his installation ceremony Sunday in St. Peter's Square. English translation provided by the Vatican:

Pope formally assumes role
VATICAN CITY - In a broad message of outreach to formally begin his papacy, Pope Benedict XVI stressed his church's shared bonds with Jews and other Christians and promised followers Sunday he would not ignore their voices in leading the world's 1.1 billion Roman Catholics.

Pro football now a friend to NBC

Pro football now a friend to NBC
NEW YORK - NBC says its re-entry into the business of televising NFL football is not an admission that it was a mistake to walk away eight years ago.

Branagh captures the 'Warm Springs' of FDR

Branagh captures the 'Warm Springs' of FDR
LOS ANGELES - Kenneth Branagh knew that Franklin Delano Roosevelt had polio, but like most people, he was unaware of how he dealt with the disease - first trying to conquer the disability, then learning to live with it.

Branagh captures the 'Warm Springs' of FDR
LOS ANGELES - Kenneth Branagh knew that Franklin Delano Roosevelt had polio, but like most people, he was unaware of how he dealt with the disease - first trying to conquer the disability, then learning to live with it.

Pro football now a friend to NBC
NEW YORK - NBC says its re-entry into the business of televising NFL football is not an admission that it was a mistake to walk away eight years ago.

'Lennon' cancels Boston engagement

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Jackson prosecution relies on witnesses

People in the News

Two Dawgs taking over Bengal defense
CINCINNATI - David Pollack hadn't even landed in Cincinnati when his cell phone rang with the unexpected news.

Gibson to join former Bulldog in Pittsburgh
Hines Ward gave Fred Gibson some encouraging advice about the NFL draft Sunday afternoon.

Two Dawgs taking over Bengal defense

Two Dawgs taking over Bengal defense
CINCINNATI - David Pollack hadn't even landed in Cincinnati when his cell phone rang with the unexpected news.

Gibson to join former Bulldog in Pittsburgh
Hines Ward gave Fred Gibson some encouraging advice about the NFL draft Sunday afternoon.

Gibson to join former Bulldog in Pittsburgh

Gamecocks top Tide
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Third baseman Joey Friddle hit an RBI single in the top of the seventh for South Carolina's final run in a 5-2 win over Alabama on Sunday.

Gamecocks top Tide
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Third baseman Joey Friddle hit an RBI single in the top of the seventh for South Carolina's final run in a 5-2 win over Alabama on Sunday.

Gamecocks top Tide

Real world looms for soon-to-be graduates
As graduation nears, seniors everywhere are slowly becoming reluctant to leave the high schools to which they have now become so accustomed. Fears of stepping out into new territory are somehow overshadowing the pure joy of escaping the confining walls of high school.

Question of the week
Q: Are summer study programs a good idea?

Summer work can be cool experience in right setting
Summer work is a must-do of teen life. Think about it: It's a short-term job with the potential to leave lasting memories and line the pockets.

Check, credit cards can help teach good spending behavior

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THE FACTS: Courtney Carpenter, 15, a sophomore at the Academy of Richmond County

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Girl must not waste time on an uninterested crush
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I've liked this guy for about a year, and I've been trying to do all these things so he'll notice me, like walk by him in the hall, try to talk to him, etc.

Real world looms for soon-to-be graduates
As graduation nears, seniors everywhere are slowly becoming reluctant to leave the high schools to which they have now become so accustomed. Fears of stepping out into new territory are somehow overshadowing the pure joy of escaping the confining walls of high school.

Girl must not waste time on an uninterested crush

Summer work can be cool experience in right setting

Picture Perfect
Xtreme is looking for pics from your prom. Send us your photos and we'll run them in Xtreme, but you'd better get doubles - we can't return them.

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ON DVD AND VHS: Jessica Biel joins Wesley Snipes to track down some blood-sucking vampires in the thriller Blade: Trinity, and Jim Carrey dons makeup and a bad attitude for the children's book adaptation Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

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ON DVD AND VHS: Jessica Biel joins Wesley Snipes to track down some blood-sucking vampires in the thriller Blade: Trinity, and Jim Carrey dons makeup and a bad attitude for the children's book adaptation Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

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Check, credit cards can help teach good spending behavior
Paper or plastic? That is the question. Credit cards seem to be the new cash for teens. They're convenient and carry a cachet of esteem, maturity and responsibility.

Question of the week

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Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Girl must not waste time on an uninterested crush
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I've liked this guy for about a year, and I've been trying to do all these things so he'll notice me, like walk by him in the hall, try to talk to him, etc.

Question of the week
Q: Are summer study programs a good idea?

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Summer work can be cool experience in right setting
Summer work is a must-do of teen life. Think about it: It's a short-term job with the potential to leave lasting memories and line the pockets.

Check, credit cards can help teach good spending behavior
Paper or plastic? That is the question. Credit cards seem to be the new cash for teens. They're convenient and carry a cachet of esteem, maturity and responsibility.

Real world looms for soon-to-be graduates

Long-married couple die on same day

Winners of whistlers convention announced

Pilgrims pack St. Peter's in enthusiastic welcome of Benedict's papacy

Text of Pope Benedict XVI's homily

Pope formally assumes role

Gentler image of new pope emerging