Jessica Lynch book to debut at No. 1
NEW YORK -- Reviews have been mixed and the facts are in question, but the authorized biography of Pfc. Jessica Lynch will still claim a cherished position in the publishing industry: No. 1 on The New York Times' list of nonfiction best sellers.

Stephen King to receive honorary medal at National Book Awards

Paine College puts twist on Greek classic

Jessica Lynch book to debut at No. 1

Stephen King to receive honorary medal at National Book Awards

Paine College puts twist on Greek classic
With Creon donning a three-quarter-length, two-piece suit and a Greek chorus rapping rather than singing its lines, Paine College is putting a twist on the centuries-old play Antigone.

Bonds wins sixth NL MVP, third in a row

Bonds wins sixth NL MVP, third in a row
NEW YORK -- This one was for Dad.

Jade Delina Whitt

Sheridan Lamar Boler

Dawson Michael Allen Leedom

Sheridan Lamar Boler
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Boler, of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Sheridan Lamar Boler, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Westmoreland, of Hephzibah, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Boler, of Augusta.

Dawson Michael Allen Leedom
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Leedom, of Evans, announce the birth of a son, Dawson Michael Allen Leedom, Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bell, of Augusta, Allen Howell, of Mokane, Mo., Tom and Shelby Leedom, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Margaret Crotty, of Franklin, N.C.

Nicholas Bradford Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Taylor, of Evans, announce the birth of a son, Nicholas Bradford Taylor, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Roy Borgmeyer, of O'Fallon, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Greg Trehubenko, of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Col. and Mrs. George L. Taylor, of Clearwater Beach, Fla.

Shelby Rose Callaway

Kritsen Brianna Williams
Kenneth and Sharleitha Williams, of Augusta, announce the birth of a daughter, Kritsen Brianna Williams, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Charlie Mae Williams, Dennis Kimble, Annie Williams and Robert Williams, all of Augusta.

Jayme Elizabeth Powell

Nicholas Bradford Taylor

William Drake Goodwin
Clay and Denise Goodwin, of Grovetown, announce the birth of a son, William Drake Goodwin, Friday, July 11, 2003, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Grandparents are Janice Richardson, of Augusta, and the late William C. and Betty Goodwin.

Thomas Wilkes Cooper
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Cooper, of Harlem, announce the birth of a son, Thomas Wilkes Cooper, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Gary L. Wilkes, of Harlem, Glenda Cooper, of North Augusta, and the late Thomas E. Cooper.

Jade Delina Whitt
Jeremy C. and Heather D. Whitt, of Augusta, announce the birth of a daughter, Jade Delina Whitt, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Eddie C. Tanner, Beverly W. Tanner, Charles S. Williams, Joe Whitt, Debbi Kauffman and Clayton and Evelyn Kauffman, all of Augusta, and the late Neva T. Williams.

Kritsen Brianna Williams

Shelby Rose Callaway
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Callaway II, of Belvedere, announce the birth of a daughter, Shelby Rose Callaway, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Eddy D. Owens, of Augusta, and Mr. and Mrs. Scotty Callaway, of Hephzibah.

Thomas Wilkes Cooper

Grace Ann Culpepper
Brian and Melissa Culpepper, of Harlem, announce the birth of a daughter, Grace Ann Culpepper, Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Judy Burnett and Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Culpepper, all of Harlem.

Ollie Jerome Higdon III

Ollie Jerome Higdon III
Ollie and Cynthia Higdon, of Martinez, announce the birth of a son, Ollie Jerome Higdon III, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mack and Delilah Smith, of Vidalia, Ga., and the late Ollie and Regina Higdon.

Demetriauna Latoyce Eugenia Harris

Jayme Elizabeth Powell
Jamie and April Powell, of Beech Island, announce the birth of a daughter, Jayme Elizabeth Powell, Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Janice Cato and Scott Cato, both of Warrenville, Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Williams, of Harlem, and Janice Graves and James Powell Jr., both of Augusta.

Grace Ann Culpepper

Demetriauna Latoyce Eugenia Harris
Mr. and Mrs. Demetrius Harris, of Augusta, announce the birth of a daughter, Demetriauna Latoyce Eugenia Harris, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Beverly Tanksley and Betty Harris, both of Augusta.

Odds and Ends
KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Children anxious to see Santa Claus at The Crosswinds mall this holiday season may have to wait, but it won't be in a long line.

Man gets finger stuck in pay phone for more than three hours
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- A man and a pay phone were rushed to a hospital after he got his finger stuck in the coin return slot while trying to retrieve his 50 cents.

Russian school installs pay toilets
MOSCOW -- Pay toilets are not unusual, but in school?

Odds and Ends
SAN FRANCISCO -- Rome may be the Eternal City, but San Francisco could be home to the eternal fish.

Teacher suspended for experiment that caused students to vomit
SMITHFIELD, N.C. -- A high school teacher was suspended for a classroom experiment that caused several students to vomit after drinking large amounts of milk.

Correction
Because incorrect information was provided to The Augusta Chronicle, dentist Logan Nalley Jr. was incorrectly identified in the On the Move listing of Sunday's Business section. Dr. Nalley has been in private practice in Augusta for 23 years and is the president of the Georgia Board of Dentistry.

Georgia's job gains lack power

GM hoping for Beijing's help in promoting hydrogen cars

U.S. to impose quotas on Chinese textile products
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration, in a further escalation of trade tensions between the United States and China, announced Tuesday it had decided to impose quotas on three types of textile products in an effort to give the U.S. textile industry temporary breathing room from a flood of Chinese imports.

Consumer prices flat in October despite big jump in beef

Business briefs
About 132 former FutureCall employees have filed for unemployment insurance so far, the Georgia Department of Labor's Augusta Career Center said Tuesday.

Negotiators adopt a draft creating world's largest free-trade region
MIAMI -- Negotiators trying to turn the Western Hemisphere into the world's largest free-trade zone adopted a draft text Wednesday that would allow countries to opt out of parts of the agreement, officials from the Brazilian delegation said.

Victims of layoff will return to FutureCall

Negotiators adopt a draft creating world's largest free-trade region

Shoppers and retailers bracing for green onion fallout from hepatitis scare

Correction

Housing construction rises to 17-year high in October

U.S. to impose quotas on Chinese textile products

Roundtables assist owners

Miami trade talks hit first snag over US-Brazilian deal
MIAMI -- Early conflicts among negotiators trying to turn the Americas into the world's largest free trade zone have focused on the scope of the proposed agreement.

Events pay big locally

Shoppers and retailers bracing for green onion fallout from hepatitis scare
PITTSBURGH -- Green onions aren't high on many shoppers' lists these days in western Pennsylvania, where health officials say scallions may have caused a hepatitis A outbreak that has sickened at least 520 and killed three.

Boeing using lights, bigger windows in 7E7 interior design

Eating on the run

Consumer prices flat in October despite big jump in beef
WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices were flat in October as a sharp drop in the costs of gasoline and other energy products swamped the biggest jump in beef and veal prices seen in 24 years.

State backs China import limit
AIKEN - South Carolina politicians and embattled textile manufacturers are applauding President Bush's Tuesday decision to restrict Chinese imports on four clothing categories, although they won't know for another four months just how tough those limits will be.

Roundtables assist owners
When a new employee brought in a contract worth $800,000, Jana Dunaway didn't know how to reward her for generating almost a year's worth of revenue.

Miami trade talks hit first snag over US-Brazilian deal

Eating on the run
An employee's lunch hour break may soon need to be renamed the lunch "half-hour" break.

State backs China import limit

Boeing using lights, bigger windows in 7E7 interior design
TUKWILA, Wash. -- Klaus Brauer can't cut any miles off the distance between New York and Tokyo, but he is hoping to make passengers on Boeing Co.'s proposed 7E7 jetliner more comfortable - even by a matter of inches.

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - The House on Wednesday voted to toughen penalties for mutual fund abuses.

Georgia's job gains lack power
ATLANTA - Georgia may be leading the nation in the number of new jobs being created, but those jobs don't pay enough to keep the economic recovery humming, according to a forecast released Wednesday.

Business briefs

Events pay big locally
When the Signal Symposium comes to town in a few weeks, tourism officials are hoping the big draw gets bigger.

Facility expects growth in jobs
A chemical maker in south Augusta will add as many as 20 new workers and invest "several millions of dollars" in coming months in an expansion effort.

Victims of layoff will return to FutureCall
FutureCall is bringing back some of its laid-off employees.

Housing construction rises to 17-year high in October
WASHINGTON -- Residential construction sizzled in October, reaching the highest level of activity seen in 17 years, a fresh sign that the red-hot housing market is helping the national economy's recovery move forward.

GM hoping for Beijing's help in promoting hydrogen cars
BEIJING -- General Motors Corp. is trying to enlist the Chinese government in promoting cars that run on hydrogen fuel cells instead of gasoline, in hopes the nation's potentially huge market might generate enough sales to make the new technology profitable.

Clemson's Elliott takes troubled path to starting lineup

Clemson's Purnell ready to begin season

Clemson's Elliott takes troubled path to starting lineup
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Tony Elliott has done everything right since that horrible day more than a decade ago when his mother bled to death before his eyes in a car wreck.

Clemson's Purnell ready to begin season
CLEMSON, S.C. -- For a few seconds during his Monday jog, Oliver Purnell let himself forget the difficult job at hand and revel in the excitement of his new position as Clemson men's basketball coach.

Bowden gives teary response
Clemson fans often complain that they want to see more genuine emotion from Tommy Bowden.

Bowden gives teary response

Southeastern Conference Western Division notebook

One concussion leaves football players prone to others, studies say
CHICAGO -- College football players who sustain concussions are left prone to another one, especially if they return to action too soon. They also become slower to recover from such blows to the head, researchers say.

Father of four playing college football at age 22
JACKSON, Tenn. -- Joey Williams was so sore after football practice he couldn't get out of bed the next morning.

Will Ole Miss finally gain a spot in the SEC title game?
ATLANTA -- Only one team in the Southeastern Conference West Division has failed to make an appearance in the conference championship game - the Ole Miss Rebels.

TCU could have hard time making up BCS tumble
FORT WORTH, Texas -- After being criticized for all of its close wins, TCU finally had a decisive victory - then dropped two spots in the Bowl Championship Series standings.

Southeastern Conference Western Division notebook
Joe Kines has been part of pretty intense rivalries, Florida-Florida State, Florida State-Miami, Georgia-Georgia Tech among them.

Father of four playing college football at age 22

ACC & SEC notebook

Will Ole Miss finally gain a spot in the SEC title game?

TCU could have hard time making up BCS tumble

One concussion leaves football players prone to others, studies say

ACC & SEC notebook
Clemson coach Tommy Bowden has recently been reluctant to publicly criticize his bosses.

Paine's errors prove costly

Jaguars fall in overtime

Augustan earns money playing, drawing courses

The rest of the story ...
Here's what London's flamboyant, socialist mayor, "Red Ken" Livingstone, had to say on the eve of President George W. Bush's visit to Great Britain this week:

'If not now, when?'
This is a man whom the president of the United States salutes.

Getting it wrong

The rest of the story ...

'If not now, when?'

No checks, no balances
A solid majority of Americans are against it.

Getting it wrong
A panel of Augusta commissioners met with the legislative delegation the other day and again urged lawmakers not to change the local government's voting structure - from a mandatory six-vote majority to get anything done to a simple majority of commissioners who are present.

No checks, no balances

Extras, extras
Heading to the video store this weekend? Here's a preview of some of the extras on new DVD releases:

Stuff to do
The Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St., will present an exhibition of work by Louisiana artist Douglas Bourgeois, opening Friday and running through Feb. 15.

Police search Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch
LOS OLIVOS, Calif. -- Investigators armed with a search warrant swarmed Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch on Tuesday, a sheriff's official said. The purpose of the search was not disclosed.

Source: Authorities investigating Limbaugh for money laundering
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Authorities are investigating whether Rush Limbaugh illegally funneled money to buy prescription painkillers, a law enforcement source who spoke on condition of anonymity said Wednesday.

People in the news
DETROIT -- Singer Mary J. Blige will perform during halftime at the Detroit Lions' Thanksgiving Day game against the Green Bay Packers.

Britney Spears receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
LOS ANGELES -- Part of Hollywood Boulevard is now "In the Zone" of Britney Spears.

Meat Loaf concert canceled after pop star goes into the hospital
LONDON -- Grammy-winning singer Meat Loaf, who collapsed on stage during a concert, is being treated for exhaustion brought on by a virus, hospital officials said Tuesday.

Top five in entertainment
Here are the top five television shows, movies, music and more.

Will consumers shop or not?
NEW YORK -- This isn't the time for consumers to lose their holiday spirit. The economy needs ho-ho-ho, not ho-hum.

Consumers may encounter problems when switching cell phone companies
WASHINGTON -- Some people may run into problems as they try to use new cell phone rules that take effect next week, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell said Tuesday.

Stocks down despite good earnings, flat inflation reading
NEW YORK -- Wall Street retreated again Tuesday, extending its losses into a fourth session despite better-than-expected earnings from The Home Depot and a brokerage firm upgrade for General Electric Co.

Stocks advance on strong housing report
NEW YORK -- A stronger-than-expected report on housing construction soothed Wall Street Wednesday and gave investors an incentive to pick up some bargains after four days of declines. A bullish outlook from General Electric Co. added to the gains.

Labor Department delays hurt job assistance programs
WASHINGTON -- A federal program touted as the answer to helping displaced workers find new jobs has been bogged down, with assistance delayed for months, congressional investigators report.

House passes bill mandating new penalties for mutual fund abuses
WASHINGTON -- The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to toughen penalties for mutual fund abuses and to make sure investors are provided with more information.

Greenspan, Snow: changes to mutual funds should not hurt investors

House passes bill mandating new penalties for mutual fund abuses

Labor Department delays hurt job assistance programs

Stocks advance on strong housing report

Janus says international exec resigns
DENVER -- A Janus Capital Group executive whose e-mail was cited during an investigation into allegations of improper trades and other employees who thought such trades were legitimate have resigned, the mutual fund company said.

Consumers may encounter problems when switching cell phone companies

Greenspan, Snow: changes to mutual funds should not hurt investors
WASHINGTON -- Amid the expanding mutual fund scandal, two top government officials on Tuesday cautioned lawmakers against passing reforms that end up costing investors more in fees and diminished returns.

Will consumers shop or not?

Janus says international exec resigns

Stocks down despite good earnings, flat inflation reading

Pancakes, muffins are breakfast bounty
Familiar advice that bears repeating: A good breakfast is a great start for the day.

Japanese grill offers best of show cooking
For the best sushi in town and a quality Japanese hibachi grill experience, Miyabi Kyoto Japanese Steak House in the Augusta Village Shopping Center scores a perfect 10.

Dining out

Pancakes, muffins are breakfast bounty

Japanese grill offers best of show cooking

Dining out
Mini reviews of area restaurants.

Georgia Tech wins opener
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech was worried about getting beat by one player. The Yellow Jackets made sure it didn't happen.

Jackets attempt reversal
ATLANTA - The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets haven't had much success at Scott Stadium through the years. Georgia Tech has lost its last five games at Virginia, including a 39-38 decision to the Cavaliers in 2000, the last meeting in Charlottesville, Va.

Georgia Tech cornerback wouldn't mind dabbling on offense
ATLANTA -- Reuben Houston just can't forget his offensive roots.

Georgia Tech cornerback wouldn't mind dabbling on offense

Jackets attempt reversal

Georgia Tech wins opener

Arrival of autumn leads to hasty, last-minute feast

Gale leads Champions Tour qualifying tournament

U.S. team taking these matches more seriously

Annika: Four majors in one year is possible

Annika: Four majors in one year is possible
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Her history-making year is almost over, and already Annika Sorenstam is thinking of new ways to shake up the golf world.

Gale leads Champions Tour qualifying tournament
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Australia's Terry Gale shot a 6-under 66 in windy conditions Tuesday to take the first-round lead in the Champions Tour qualifying tournament.

Finding a partner for Tiger
GEORGE, South Africa -- Tiger Woods stood off to the side on the 12th tee and studied the stance, the setup and the swing of the junior member on the U.S. team.

A tie neither captain wants

A tie neither captain wants
GEORGE, South Africa -- If the Presidents Cup ends in a tie, it could lead to the most exciting aspect of these matches - a sudden-death playoff.

Finding a partner for Tiger

U.S. team taking these matches more seriously
GEORGE, South Africa -- The photo on the front page of the Cape Times sent a strong signal to captain Jack Nicklaus that the Americans were not taking this Presidents Cup lightly.

Burke County's victories ends season on a high note

Westside has hope for playoff victories

Teams face stiff challenges

Prep basketball scores

Westside has hope for playoff victories
The loss of so many significant seniors has affected them. The injury suffered by Duane Gregg - definitely their most dangerous offensive player - affected them. The lack of depth has affected them.

Burke County's victories ends season on a high note
When Burke County fullback Isiah Lockhart was injured with two games to play, coach Steve Summers tapped Marcus Washington, a force on defense for the Bears who was used sporadically on offense, as a replacement.

Illinois high school coach who conspired to break record steps down
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A high school football coach resigned three weeks after making a deal with the opposing team to allow his quarterback to complete a record-setting pass.

Teams face stiff challenges
Here's part two of our breakdown of what the next few weeks could offer for our local Class AA and Class A Georgia schools, and our remaining South Carolina and independent programs.

Thrashers win in overtime

Thrashers win in overtime
ATLANTA -- Something about falling behind brings out the best in the Atlanta Thrashers.

Changes make Sin more forgiving on calories
The Internet's popularity means that good recipes find a long life on the Web - traveling around the globe faster than gossip at a neighborhood block party.

Changes make Sin more forgiving on calories

3-month-old girl returned safely
RIVERDALE, Ga. -- A 3-month-old girl was returned safely to police Wednesday by the man accused of kidnapping her after shooting her mother.

Arrest warrant issued for Michael Jackson
LOS OLIVOS, Calif. -- Authorities said Wednesday an arrest warrant had been issued for Michael Jackson in a child molestation case.

'Poppycock law' is working well
Regarding your Nov. 5 editorial, "Poppycock is the law," I find myself disagreeing with the editorial staff - a rare occasion, at best. However, I feel obligated to voice my opinion on the "Stalinist" oppression of religion that you mentioned. Christopher Baugh, Evans, Ga.

Parents responsible for kids' education
Psychologists and scholars have had their say as to what is needed in our schools. Education is too important to be left to educators. James V. Parker, North Augusta, S.C.

National Guard officer comments on differences in treatment

Parents responsible for kids' education

'Poppycock law' is working well

NPR editorial inaccurate and out of line
Your editorial of Nov. 14, "NPR's windfall a Kroc," calling National Public Radio "a propaganda outlet for left-wing news coverage," is inaccurate and out of line. It was obviously written by someone who seldom listens to it or has not listened to it since the late 1960s. George de Baca, Augusta

Praises those who did vote

Truly a time for thanksgiving
This weekend, my husband and I bring our son, Phillip Hill, home from an intense rehab program/facility in Atlanta. This weekend will be a new beginning, a time for thanksgiving. The family of Michael and Tara Hill, Evans, Ga.

National Guard officer comments on differences in treatment
As an officer in the Georgia Army National Guard called to active duty and serving in Iraq, I read with interest Dick Yarbrough's column, "Iraq soldiers deserve 1st-class treatment" (Nov. 1 Metro section).Bobby L. Christine, Iraq

Praises those who did vote
I would like to thank the fine people of Augusta-Richmond County who supported and voted for me on election day. I was honored that you placed your trust in me to be a steward of your community and tax dollars. We fell a little short in being your representative, but my family and I are still here and willing to assist Commissioner-elect Jimmy Smith in any way that we may be needed.Robert J. Buchwitz, Hephzibah, Ga.

QuickCam keeps its eye on you

In the know

Health and fitness calendar

Patagonian glaciers melting faster than in previous years

In the know

Japanese scientists say they've found new whale species

Yule know these ...

Cookie contest

USB drive is right price

Palestinians turn to Internet to cope with Israeli restrictions

Civil rights group fears effect of e-voting company's threats

West Nile vaccine for horses appears to be working

Civil rights group fears effect of e-voting company's threats
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A civil rights group fears legal threats from an electronic voting company are having a "chilling effect" among Internet service providers, students and voting rights advocates.

In the know
The Children's Medical Center at the Medical College of Georgia is looking for new toys for its Fill Santa's Big Red Bag Week. Anyone interested in participating can drop off a new toy in its original packaging at Suite 1964 on the first floor of the Children's Medical Center during Dec. 15-19.

Cookie contest
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USB drive is right price
If Santa's looking for "wow!" stocking stuffers and has no plans to rob a bank, check out the new Digitalway MPIO HS-100 USB drive.

West Nile vaccine for horses appears to be working
OMAHA, Neb. -- Cases of West Nile virus in horses have dropped off sharply across the country, and experts say a campaign of vaccinations is one reason why.

Chicago-born dance tradition gaining a broader following
CHICAGO -- It's Tuesday at the 50 Yard Line Bar and Grill and the dance floor is packed with couples twirling and sashaying to the mellow sounds of Barry White, Gerald Levert and other R&B balladeers.

In the know
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show airs at 10 p.m. Wednesday on CBS (WRDW-TV, Channel 12). Top models such as Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum strut their stuff, and Sting and Mary J. Blige sing their duet Whenever I Say Your Name.

Patagonian glaciers melting faster than in previous years
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- When Borge Ousland and Thomas Ulrich trekked across the vast and wild Patagonian glaciers, they braved heavy snows and bitterly cold temperatures - nothing to make them think the ice was melting beneath their feet.

Yule know these ...
The holiday season has always provided Hollywood with a wealth of story ideas and plot devices.

Video game review: Light-gun game is a real blast
Light-gun shooters are a rare breed. They attract a limited crowd, and are generally short and not too engaging.

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 30903-1928.

China looks to promote its own alternative to DVD format
BEIJING -- Seeking to compete on its own terms in the lucrative entertainment industry, China announced a government-funded project Tuesday to promote an alternative to DVDs and "attack the market share" of the global video format.

Japanese scientists say they've found new whale species
Japanese scientists say they have identified a new species of whale - a remarkable discovery if confirmed.

Palestinians turn to Internet to cope with Israeli restrictions
DEHEISHE REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank -- Cooped up in their communities for most of the past three years of fighting, Palestinians have found a way to escape: going online.

QuickCam keeps its eye on you
Tigger's been caught dogging it. He's supposed to be a watchdog on the alert, defending an empty house by day. But daylong monitoring by Logitech's new QuickCam Orbit Web cam shows the biggest threat the snoozing pooch offers is as a tripping hazard.

Ex-Lynx star might return
The greatest player in Augusta Lynx history might be on his way home.

Rookie makes most of tough situation

Two minutes with Josh Bennett
Augusta Lynx left wing, Josh Bennett answers questions for Chronicle writer Rob Mueller.

Lynx slapshots
Up next Friday: Lynx at Texas Wildcatters

Augusta prepares for long road trip

Rookie makes most of tough situation
The news rocked him like a punishing check into the boards.

Ex-Lynx star might return

Augusta prepares for long road trip
The good news for the Augusta Lynx is the bus driver hired for Thursday's trip to Beaumont, Texas, is said to have a lead foot.

Lynx slapshots

Volunteers' past could affect future at schools

Kidnapping suspect in custody
An Augusta man who police said beat and kidnapped a woman, forcing her to ride in the trunk of a car, turned himself in Wednesday, officials said.

Across South Carolina
FLORENCE - Police have charged a man and his father with plotting to kill the man's wife.

Bus driver fired; officials say tape caught threats to special needs student
MOULTRIE, Ga. -- A Colquitt County Schools bus driver has been fired after being caught on tape threatening a 12-year-old special needs student, school officials said.

Art Linkletter discusses planetarium with county council
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Entertainer Art Linkletter spoke to the Horry County Council to push his plans for a tourist-oriented planetarium project.

Men posed as police to rob motorist
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Two men used a flashing blue light in their car to get a motorist to pull over in North Charleston so they could rob him, police said.

Students cross social boundaries
For Lakeside High School students, it was the luck of the draw - red, pink, orange, brown, green, purple or blue.

Case closed? Adams, Regents insist UGA controversy is over
ATLANTA -- University of Georgia President Michael Adams is getting tired of the question - is he worried the Board of Regents will fire him?

State delays new FCC rules for small phone companies

Black Baby Doll project aims to wipe away 'Teary Deary'
STAUNTON, Va. (AP ) - Andrea Cornett-Scott's first black baby doll was named Teary Deary, and the first thing she'll tell you about it was that it was ugly

Sibling duo takes act to Apollo
Robert Freeman Jr. and his wife, Felicia, figured it out early when they realized their two children had that special something - but their talents would require support.

Rabid fox attacks two Snellville residents
SNELLVILLE, Ga. -- Two Gwinnett County residents are getting rabies shots after being attacked by a rabid fox.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Sydney Olivia Twilley, 4, of Augusta.

Man who shot wife through ceiling of their home appeals to Ga. Supreme Court
ATLANTA -- A Savannah man who fired a gunshot through an upstairs floor of his home that fatally struck his wife downstairs has appealed his murder conviction to the Georgia Supreme Court.

Perdue reveals two logos for G-8 summit

Officials seek economic plan
MCCORMICK, S.C. - Its people are out of work at a sky-high rate and the economy is stagnant, but McCormick County has the potential to grow and officials plan to make it an example of how poor, rural counties across the state can attract business.

Officials approve accepted sales list
Clarifying the list of acceptable fund-raisers for schools, the Richmond County Board of Education has banned a few questionable moneymakers, including the sale of Glamour Shots photographs and a contest called Kiss the Turkey.

Across the area
The Columbia County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday tabled a rezoning vote that would allow a new school or housing development to be built on Hereford Farm Road.<

Parents of accused soldier say war affected their son mentally

Police end yearlong search with 3 arrests
Richmond County sheriff's authorities arrested three Hephzibah residents in connection with drug trafficking and possession charges, a narcotics investigator said Tuesday.

State board will map out water-management plan
ATLANTA - A new board created by Gov. Sonny Perdue on Wednesday launched an ambitious plan to frame a statewide comprehensive water-management plan in 45 days.

Mill, salary raises on budget list
The latest plan to balance Augusta's financial books proposes a quarter-mill property tax increase and adjusts the salaries of most city employees, something city officials are hopeful will be acceptable both to government workers and the taxpaying public.

Case closed? Adams, Regents insist UGA controversy is over

Group holds prayer vigil for officials
Cradling crosses and with palms pressed in prayer, more than 125 men, women and children gathered outside Augusta's municipal building Tuesday afternoon to pray for the officials charged with determining the fate of a Gordon Highway adult bookstore.

Charlotte Trolley project nears completion
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Retired Bank of America chairman Hugh McColl Jr. admits to frustration at the starts and stops that have marred efforts to get the fledgling Charlotte Trolley on track.

Perdue reveals two logos for G-8 summit
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue unveiled the G-8 summit's two official logos Tuesday, both of which are nature-based designs created by students at Savannah College of Art and Design.

Murder suspects escape from Clayton County jail
JONESBORO, Ga. -- Clayton County authorities are looking for two men charged with murder who escaped from the county jail.

Man reports assault downtown
A Lincolnton, Ga., man said he was assaulted by three men early Tuesday morning after he tried to intervene in an argument between one of the men and a woman in downtown Augusta, a police report states.

Conservative group airs second ad against Edwards

Police search for man wanted in kidnapping
Authorities were looking Tuesday for a man wanted on charges of kidnapping and battery of a woman who said she was taken against her will and later escaped.

Teen accused of shooting at police after car chase

Projects cross funding hurdle
The Augusta area moved a big step closer Tuesday to receiving more than $9 million in federal money for four major transportation projects.

Rants and raves
I'M A STUDENT at ASU and I'm ashamed at the comments of my fellow students in the article griping about walking a couple hundred yards. You would think they had to walk five miles every day. They need to get off their butts and walk. It's good for them.

Aurora likely in Augusta sky
You might have missed the peak of the Leonid meteor shower early Tuesday morning, but experts say the light show in the sky isn't over for Augustans.

Lawmaker backs pit facility in Amarillo
AMARILLO, Texas - In making another pitch for the location of a new plutonium pit facility at Pantex, a contingent of Amarillo representatives gained the endorsement of U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Pop-Tart art equals sweet success for 7-year-old
Pop-Tarts may be smaller and more crumbly than your typical canvas, but that didn't stop Isabella Zeiler.

Across the southeast
A line of strong thunderstorms that unleashed an apparent tornado in Mississippi roared through Alabama on Tuesday with enough force to topple trees and knock out power to 50,000 customers.

Judicial center site approved
The decision is final. Again.

Suspect admits to his guilt in court
AIKEN - A young Augusta woman tearfully told a judge Tuesday she might never fully recover from the horrifying ordeal of being kidnapped and gang-raped at gunpoint by three men after a carjacking in Augusta last year.

Storms pass through the area
Pop-Tarts may be smaller and more crumbly than your typical canvas, but that didn't stop Isabella Zeiler.

Officials approve accepted sales list

Rants and raves
I'M A STUDENT at ASU and I'm ashamed at the comments of my fellow students in the article griping about walking a couple hundred yards. You would think they had to walk five miles every day. They need to get off their butts and walk. It's good for them.

Pop-Tart art equals sweet success for 7-year-old

Mill, salary raises on budget list

Cave-ins too many to cure quickly
Teresa Smith says road cave-ins have become such a big problem in Augusta, her public works department can't respond to them quickly enough and now needs the help of a contractor.

Aurora likely in Augusta sky

Experts lay out plan to aid post
In Augusta's campaign to keep Fort Gordon, two strategists laid out a battle plan Wednesday.

Students cross social boundaries

Disgruntled farm worker charged with killing former boss

Kid of the day

SRS work force to shrink by '06
AIKEN - The work force at Savannah River Site will be reduced between 2004 and 2006, but the company that runs the federal nuclear reservation won't release details on potential layoffs until December.

Famous Athens bar to close at year's end

Bill hopes to address increasing gang problem in S.C
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Gangs have become a bigger problem in South Carolina in recent years and at least one lawmaker hopes new legislation can become a deterrent by keeping those convicted of gang-related crimes in prison longer.

Dizzy but not drunk

Dozens of cadets pack care packages for U.S. troops
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- In an operation conducted with military precision, dozens of gray-clad Citadel cadets stood at two long tables Wednesday filling holiday care packages for U.S. troops with everything from pens and hard candy to CDs of Christmas music.

Richland County to fund airport upgrade

News you can use
NOV. 20, 1992 A pedestrian believed to be a homeless man was killed Thursday night when he was struck by a car on Peach Orchard Road, then run over by at least three more cars.

Across South Carolina

Dizzy but not drunk
WARRENVILLE - Fourth-graders at Jefferson Elementary School became more aware of the effects of alcohol Wednesday, seeing it through their own eyes.

Bill hopes to address increasing gang problem in S.C

Augusta might pass federal clean air standard

State board will map out water-management plan

Sons of MLK shifting jobs at King Center, SCLC

Murder suspects escape from Clayton County jail

3 sentenced in forgery-ring case
AIKEN - Three people involved in a check-forgery ring that brought in more than $30,000 from cashing fake payroll checks were sentenced in Aiken General Sessions Court on Tuesday after pleading guilty to forgery.

SRS work force to shrink by '06

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is William Gage Holden, 2, of Hephzibah.

News you can use

Augusta might pass federal clean air standard
Unusually low levels of air pollution during 2003 helped reverse a plan by state regulators to designate Augusta as a nonattainment area that flunks the U.S. Clean Air Act standards for ozone.

Reports will track progress of DFCS

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NOV. 19, 1930 Late Monday night, armed bandits held up and robbed "Peach" Snell, an employee at A.V. McClure's filling station on the Louisville Road about 1 1/2 miles from Blythe, escaping with $25, Deputy Sheriff Josh Cawley said.

Athens landmark to close

Richmond Academy promotes program
Parker Rogers made the jump from private school to public to attend the Academy of Richmond County's International Baccalaureate program.

Sibling duo takes act to Apollo

Letter shares lack of proof
In the end, the investigation of Superior Court Judge Duncan D. Wheale appeared to be only smoke, a lot of it, lacking credible evidence to pursue criminal charges.

Art Linkletter discusses planetarium with county council

Across Georgia
DOUGLASVILLE - A Douglas County principal has been suspended with pay for a possible violation of his employment contract with the school system, county school officials said Monday.

Charlotte Trolley project nears completion

Expand colleges' space, report says
ATLANTA - Georgia's public colleges and universities would need to spend between $4 billion and $10 billion on new construction by 2020 to have enough space to educate the state's surging student population, education officials said Wednesday.

Dozens of cadets pack care packages for U.S. troops

Volunteers' past could affect future at schools
EDGEFIELD - Most South Carolina schools can't afford to hire new teachers because of state budget cuts, so they rely on volunteers to help with field trips and after-school programs.

Judges object to court site

Men posed as police to rob motorist

Cave-ins too many to cure quickly

Judicial center site approved

Experts lay out plan to aid post

South Carolina dedicates new state forest

Across Georgia

Reports will track progress of DFCS
ATLANTA - Georgia children in foster care were abused at rates far above what is considered the national standard in July, August and September.

Across the area

Athens landmark to close
ATHENS, Ga. - The end of an era is approaching.

3-month-old girl returned safely

Charges of battery land man in jail
Police arrested an Augusta man Wednesday on multiple battery charges, after a woman said that he assaulted her and broke into her residence in incidents over the past several months.

SOA protest could take on anti-war slant

Quitting is a battle, experts say
Preparations for ditching your cigarettes should be like those made before entering battle.

Expand colleges' space, report says

Suspect admits to his guilt in court

Leaders say bills will not increase

Across the area

SRS pit facility's project funds cut

Judges object to court site
Augusta's superior court judges said Wednesday that the decision to place a $74 million judicial center on a piece of contaminated property crisscrossed by railroad tracks was a bad one, and they want Augusta commissioners to reconsider.

Columbia County seeks logo

Across the area
North Augusta Department of Public Safety officers found drug paraphernalia and items needed to grow marijuana plants at a North Augusta home while investigating a burglary Tuesday night, a police report states.

Storms pass through the area

SRS pit facility's project funds cut
AIKEN - A proposed nuclear weapons factory got less than half the money that was hoped for next year in an appropriations bill approved Wednesday by the U.S. Senate, but that won't delay selection of one of five federal nuclear reservations that are candidates for the facility, including the Savannah River Site.

Officials seek economic plan

Famous Athens bar to close at year's end
ATHENS, Ga. -- The most storied burgers-and-beer joint in this college town will close at year's end, shutting down a weathered local landmark that helped a U.S. senator work his way through college and inspired the B-52s song "Dead Beat Club."

Arrest warrant issued for Michael Jackson

Richland County to fund airport upgrade
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Richland County Council has approved $2.8 million of $4.5 million needed for upgrades at the Columbia-Owens Downtown Airport.

Police end yearlong search with 3 arrests

One man killed, another arrested in shooting
GREER, S.C. -- A Mauldin man was shot and killed after a fight at a Greer apartment Tuesday morning, police said.

Across the southeast

3-month-old girl returned safely
RIVERDALE, Ga. -- A 3-month-old girl was returned safely to police Wednesday by the man accused of kidnapping her after shooting her mother

Friends recall shooting victim linked to sniper suspects

SOA protest could take on anti-war slant
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- An annual protest against Fort Benning's school for Latin American soldiers could take on a different slant this weekend - against the war in Iraq.

Disgruntled farm worker charged with killing former boss
MOULTRIE, Ga. -- A migrant farm worker was arrested Monday and charged with gunning down his former employer at a south Georgia mobile home park.

Columbia County seeks logo
Columbia County is suffering from an identity crisis, at least when it comes to thinking of a single image to represent the area.

Sons of MLK shifting jobs at King Center, SCLC
ATLANTA -- One of Martin Luther King Jr.'s sons is resigning as president and chairman of the board of the King Center, while another is stepping down as head of the civil rights group co-founded by his father 46 years ago.

Leaders say bills will not increase
JACKSON - Town officials hope the high cost for a new well won't swamp its 3,200 water customers.

One man killed, another arrested in shooting

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Traffic congestion and other transportation problems are pushing state legislators to consider raising the gasoline tax by as much as 10 cents a gallon.

Parents of accused soldier say war affected their son mentally
MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- The parents of Army Pvt. Jacob Burgoyne, who is charged in the death of a fellow soldier killed shortly after returning from Iraq, said their son displayed violent tendencies and had been taking anti-depressants since a previous deployment in Kosovo.

Black Baby Doll project aims to wipe away 'Teary Deary'

Club inspires students with mix of classic, contemporary poetry
MORROW, Ga. -- LaToija Dawkins still remembers a time not too long ago when she could barely speak in front of a crowd.

Rabid fox attacks two Snellville residents

Conservative group airs second ad against Edwards
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A group formed to garner support for President Bush's judicial nominees has launched a second attack ad in South Carolina against Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards.

Richmond Academy promotes program

Quitting is a battle, experts say

Group holds prayer vigil for officials

South Carolina dedicates new state forest
GOURDIN, S.C. -- Gov. Mark Sanford helped dedicate South Carolina's newest state forest Tuesday - an almost 12,500-acre tract of land stretching for 12 miles along the Santee River.

Rants and Raves
A RAVE FOR the editorial on Abercrombie and Fitch. I saw that catalog and the pictures on the wall. I say, shut their doors. They want to corrupt the minds of good, clean teens. Young people, stay strong and boycott Abercrombie and Fitch.

State delays new FCC rules for small phone companies
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Residents in some South Carolina cities will have to wait until next year before they can take advantage of new federal rules that let people transfer their home phone numbers to cell phones.

Police hope barriers ease shopping traffic
AIKEN - Holiday shoppers turning off Whiskey Road into the Aiken Mall will see a new look this season, with a row of water-filled barrels creating a barrier to put the brakes on left turns from the mall and adjacent Publix shopping center onto East Gate Drive.

Teen accused of shooting at police after car chase
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A 16-year-old was charged after shooting at North Charleston police officers following a chase involving a stolen car.

Friends recall shooting victim linked to sniper suspects
ATLANTA -- A man whose shooting death has been linked to convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad worked hard and prayed regularly after coming to Atlanta from war-torn Ethiopia.

Police arrest second man in 2001 rape, killing of 12-year-old
ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Rock Hill police have charged a second man with rape and murder in the 2001 death of a 12-year-old girl, raising questions for similar charges against the girl's father.

Projects cross funding hurdle

3-month-old girl returned safely

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - Entertainer Art Linkletter spoke to the Horry County Council to push his plans for a tourist-oriented planetarium project.

Vanover's name is immortalized
If ever there was a road in town in need of renaming, it was the winding drive that leads up the hill from Wrightsboro Road to the athletics facilities at Augusta State University.

Is this the start of something big?
Tiger Woods seeks a partner. Since his girlfriend Elin Nordegrin doesn't play golf, enter Charles Howell.

Arrival of autumn leads to hasty, last-minute feast
Autumn has officially arrived. You can tell, not by the football games but by the football weather. Finally.

Critical choice
Here's what critics are saying about recent movie releases.

National exposure helps area players
The dream of becoming the next Mia Hamm begins with programs such as the Augusta Arsenal Viper U-12, one of the Southeast's top teams in its age group.

Music Review: Britney Spears' 'In The Zone'

Grammy-winning composer Michael Kamen dies at 55 in London
LOS ANGELES -- Michael Kamen, the Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated composer who fused hard-rock riffs with classical styling in albums for Pink Floyd and provided music for the "Lethal Weapon" and "Die Hard" movies," has died at age 55.

Music Review: Britney Spears' 'In The Zone'
It happens to all Barbies at some point. The little girls who once idolized them grow up and lose interest, leaving them on the shelf as a reminder of quaint, pre-teen days gone by.

Michael Jackson is wanted on charges of child molestation

Composer reaches for 'Crunch' in new 'Red Violin Concerto'
NEW YORK -- In the 1800s, composer Hector Berlioz asked string players to tap the wood of their bows against the strings for a percussive effect. Nicolo Paganini had his fiddlers perform devilish magic by ricocheting the bow on a string and simultaneously plucking another string with the left pinky.

Don Gibson, songwriter, dies at 75

John Lennon handwritten lyrics sell big at New York auction
NEW YORK -- John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to "Nowhere Man" sold for $455,000 at an entertainment memorabilia sale at Christie's auction house.

Michael Jackson is wanted on charges of child molestation
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Authorities issued a warrant for Michael Jackson's arrest on charges of molesting a child and asked the pop superstar Wednesday to turn himself in and surrender his passport.

Al Green reunites with legendary producer for secular album

Grammy-winning composer Michael Kamen dies at 55 in London

Don Gibson, songwriter, dies at 75
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Don Gibson, an elementary school dropout who wrote and recorded country standards like "I Can't Stop Loving You," has died, his lawyer said. He was 75.

Microsoft to enter online music market

Microsoft to enter online music market
The marketplace for legal online music services is about to get more crowded with tech behemoth Microsoft Corp. entering the fray.

Can Jackson's floundering career withstand this latest blow?

Al Green reunites with legendary producer for secular album
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- When the spirit moves him, the Rev. Al Green throws his head back to laugh, clapping his hands and stomping his feet.

Can Jackson's floundering career withstand this latest blow?
NEW YORK -- In the 10 years since Michael Jackson first stood accused of child molestation, the superstar has managed to eke out two platinum albums, a handful of hits and some highly rated television specials.

Composer reaches for 'Crunch' in new 'Red Violin Concerto'

John Lennon handwritten lyrics sell big at New York auction

Season of change: New boss, new rules, new sponsor

Canadian Grand Prix back on 2004 racing calendar
MONTREAL -- The Canadian Grand Prix is back on the 2004 schedule.

Q&A with Jack Roush

2003 Rookie class doesn't live up to its billing
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- By recent standards, Jamie McMurray doesn't have much to brag about.

NASCAR notebook

Foyt, Rutherford first into Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame.
Indianapolis 500 winners A.J. Foyt and Johnny Rutherford will be the first inductees into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame.

2003 Rookie class doesn't live up to its billing

NASCAR notebook
ATLANTA - Bobby Labonte said winning a Winston Cup Series championship was difficult. Defending it was even harder.

Canadian Grand Prix back on 2004 racing calendar

Season of change: New boss, new rules, new sponsor
ATLANTA - The way the NASCAR Winston Cup Series does business started making significant changes long before the first lap of the season-opening Daytona 500.

Q&A with Jack Roush
ATLANTA - After finishing second four times in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series standings with Mark Martin, car owner Jack Roush was resigned to the idea he would never win the title. That's why he finds it difficult to celebrate Matt Kenseth's championship. He talked about the just-completed season and his plans for the future.

Foyt, Rutherford first into Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame.

World Trade Center memorial finalist designs unveiled
NEW YORK -- The eight designs unveiled Wednesday as finalists for a World Trade Center memorial remember the dead with quiet gardens, reflecting pools, inscribed names and lights for lost lives.

World Trade Center memorial finalist designs unveiled

Bryant prosecution team grows
DENVER -- The team of prosecutors working on the sexual assault case against Kobe Bryant is growing.

Hawks top Bucks
MILWAUKEE -- The Atlanta Hawks took Stephen Jackson's tough message to heart.

Hawks top Bucks

Bryant prosecution team grows

Paine's errors prove costly
After Belmont Abbey's 69-63 win over Paine College on Wednesday night, Dip Metress had a disturbing thought. He's now 6-0 against the Lions.

Jaguars fall in overtime
Gary Tuell took the blame for his team's 80-75 overtime loss to Carson-Newman Tuesday night.

Union involved in Raiders' drug case

Bucs tell Keyshawn to sit out rest of season

Falcons to wear red jerseys at next 2 home games

Falcons sign WR Lewis from practice squad

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In the game spotlight

Overtime

State champion heads up team

Overtime

Love him or hate him, Kasten's impact was huge

Queens of the Crop

National exposure helps area players

Love him or hate him, Kasten's impact was huge
ATLANTA -- Love him or hate him - and there wasn't much middle ground - Stan Kasten made quite an impact on Atlanta sports.

In the game spotlight
This week's in the game spolight features Amos Whigham, Jr., 21, of Augusta.

Overtime
In Springfield, Ill., a high school football coach resigned three weeks after making a deal with the opposing team to allow his quarterback to complete a record-setting pass.

Overtime
In Spokane, Wash., Ken Brett, brother of Hall of Famer George Brett and the youngest World Series pitcher in history, is dead after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 55

State champion heads up team
State champion Rebekah Madebach of Augusta Christian leads the 2003 All-Metro Augusta Cross Country teams, which were honored Monday night at Augusta Prep.

Queens of the Crop
When their season began in August, the Augusta Arsenal Viper girls U-12 team set two main goals.

Pound accuses U.S. government of failure in fight against drugs in sports
LONDON -- The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency accused the White House on Tuesday of showing no interest in the fight against performance-enhancing drugs in sports.

Prep basketball scores
Here are scores from area prep basketball action.

Union involved in Raiders' drug case
NEW YORK -- The NFL Players' Association is expected to challenge the league's right to retest drug samples for evidence of the previously undetectable steroid, THG.

Falcons to wear red jerseys at next 2 home games
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Embarrassed by his team's pitiful play at home this year, Patrick Kerney hopes new red jerseys will help the Atlanta Falcons change their luck Sunday.

Falcons sign WR Lewis from practice squad
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons signed wide receiver John Lewis from their practice squad Tuesday.

Fantasy Football: Owners must compensate for Johnson's job status
Deactivated? Or Fired? Whatever you want to call it, Keyshawn Johnson is no longer with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He's also no longer on anyone's fantasy football team.

Walkthrough injury holds QB out of practice
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Michael Vick had a setback Wednesday in his attempt to return to the lineup this weekend.

Bucs tell Keyshawn to sit out rest of season
TAMPA, Fla. -- Keyshawn Johnson will get his wish to leave Tampa Bay - once the season is over.

Vanover's name is immortalized

Is this the start of something big?

Johnson aides call JFK conspiracy documentary a smear
LOS ANGELES -- A television documentary claiming Lyndon B. Johnson helped plot the Kennedy assassination was condemned as an absurd smear by Johnson's family and former staff members.

NBC holds onto old hits for dear life

AFI to sing praises of top 100 American film tunes
LOS ANGELES -- Bing Crosby and Judy Garland will square off against Eminem and Madonna as the American Film Institute sounds out Hollywood on the 100 best songs in U.S. cinema.

CBS continues its sweeps-month domination
NEW YORK -- CBS continued its domination of the November "sweeps" with the three most popular programs last week, including the special reunion of "The Andy Griffith Show."

Gary Sinise thinks twice before taking lead in holiday confection

ABC's 'Karen Sisco' will return in spring
LOS ANGELES - ABC pulled Karen Sisco off its schedule but will give the critically acclaimed crime drama a second chance in the spring.

CBS continues its sweeps-month domination

'Survivor': All-Stars' gets post-Super Bowl spot
LOS ANGELES -- First the Super Bowl, then an all-star game.

NBC holds onto old hits for dear life
NEW YORK -- Novelist Raymond Chandler must be big at NBC, where the motto seems to be "the long goodbye."

'Survivor': All-Stars' gets post-Super Bowl spot

Johnson aides call JFK conspiracy documentary a smear

Gary Sinise thinks twice before taking lead in holiday confection
MALIBU, Calif. -- When he first read the script for the Hallmark Hall of Fame holiday confection "Fallen Angel," Gary Sinise was reluctant to take on the leading character.

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Greene staying at Georgia, Pollack undecided
ATHENS, Ga. -- Quarterback David Greene is definitely staying for his senior year at Georgia. Defensive end David Pollack is not so sure.

Red zone successes give fuel to Dogs

Red zone successes give fuel to Dogs
ATHENS, Ga. - Ask Mark Richt about Georgia's red zone play this season, and the coach is liable to cringe a little or gush a lot.

Greene staying at Georgia, Pollack undecided

South Carolina extends Holtz's contract
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina has extended football coach Lou Holtz's contract Tuesday by one year through 2008.

South Carolina extends Holtz's contract

Williamson's struggles continue

Williamson's struggles continue
The season could not have begun on a more encouraging note for Troy Williamson.

Augustan earns money playing, drawing courses
It was of little consolation at the time, but whenever Augusta's William Lanier III missed the 36-hole cut in a NGA/Hooters Pro Golf Tour event last season, he usually walked away from the course with money in his pocket.

Russian school installs pay toilets

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends