Long before Court TV: A murder trial that was all the news

Simply white walls for latest exhibition of masters
DENVER -- The technique for showing the exhibition "El Greco to Picasso From the Phillips Collection" is the equivalent of putting speed bumps in a parking lot. And it works.

Long before Court TV: A murder trial that was all the news
NEW YORK -- The trial of the century! An audience ravenous for each fresh dispatch! Coverage around the clock, even when there's nothing new to report!

New book studies cheerleading's place in society

Arts calendar

'Never Gonna Dance' - a love story

Journalist tells all about his 'Times'
Arthur Gelb, a Bronx native, joined The New York Times as a 20-year-old copy boy in 1944 and retired in 1990 as the managing editor.

All Aboard! 'Twentieth Century' returns to Broadway

'Potter' author is quiet on sale of four first-edition copies
NEW YORK - Four first-edition copies of Harry Potter books inscribed by author J.K. Rowling to her father have been sold for nearly $90,000.

Simply white walls for latest exhibition of masters

'Never Gonna Dance' - a love story
NEW YORK -- Noah Racey and Nancy Lemenager want to be very clear on one point, in case they get off the wrong foot: He's no Fred Astaire and she's no Ginger Rogers.

NYC Ballet celebrates its Christmas classic with a reunion

Journalist tells all about his 'Times'

Pitcairns' former home is a treasure trove of religious art

Long mystery neatly strings together plot lines
Reginald Hill's new mystery braids three strands with such skill that complexities seem simple and reader interest never flags.

NYC Ballet celebrates its Christmas classic with a reunion
NEW YORK -- Jennie Somogyi found herself with a serious case of the nerves, waiting for her entrance as the Sugarplum Fairy in "The Nutcracker."

New book studies cheerleading's place in society
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Behold the cheerleader: definition of popularity, goddess of the school and object of desire.

All Aboard! 'Twentieth Century' returns to Broadway
NEW YORK -- "Twentieth Century," the classic screwball comedy by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, will find its way to Broadway in March in a new adaptation by Ken Ludwig, author of "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo."

Arts calendar
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Pitcairns' former home is a treasure trove of religious art
BRYN ATHYN, Pa. -- Known to generations of Philadelphia schoolchildren only as "the castle," Glencairn mansion was the subject of stories more outlandish than the worst low-budget horror flicks.

Hermann Nitsch scandalizes with 'ritual art'
VIENNA, Austria -- A naked man is lashed to a large wooden crucifix and slathered in the blood of a freshly slaughtered bull. A canvas is smeared with crimson oil paint and pig entrails that glisten sickeningly beneath a spotlight.

Hermann Nitsch scandalizes with 'ritual art'

Foulke picks Red Sox, Cards trade Drew, Dodgers deal for Encarnacion
NEW ORLEANS -- The Boston Red Sox revved-up the arms race by closing a deal for All-Star closer Keith Foulke, while J.D. Drew and Juan Encarnacion also found new homes when talking turned into trading Saturday at the winter meetings.

Foulke picks Red Sox, Cards trade Drew, Dodgers deal for Encarnacion

Reporters' novels are good picks for presents

Compensation to family reduces sentence in DUI case
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A drunk driver received a reduced manslaughter sentence after he paid $100,000 to the victim's family, prompting criticism that he was buying more lenient treatment.

Furcal laments Braves' losses

Furcal laments Braves' losses
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Dominican shortstop Rafael Furcal acknowledged Sunday that the Atlanta Braves face a tough road ahead next season.

Brannen: Managing former peers a problem with promotion

Richmond County property transfers

After Philippines dusk, the call center day begins
MANILA, Philippines -- It's 9 p.m. as Tim Lavin walks into his office, but his staff greets him with "Good morning, sir."

New coffee shop idea brews in Colombia

Startup fever dulled by preference for overseas programmers

Business calendar

Natural gas markets undergo turbulent transition
The U.S. natural gas industry is in the midst of a turbulent transformation as petroleum giants such as ChevronTexaco and ExxonMobil increasingly hunt fuel overseas, leaving smaller players scrambling to pick up the slack domestically.

Shore up your retirement account
NEW YORK - Giving up smoking, getting into shape and conquering household clutter may be more popular New Year's resolutions, but financial planners say the beginning of the year is also a good time to think about tending to your finances.

Dollar's rapid slide means financial pain for exporters
ROTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER, Germany - Harald Wohlfahrt can fulfill the wishes of just about any collector of German Christmas ornaments, from a blown-glass Santa at euro8.50, or $10.25, to music box tinkling out Verdi arias at the tune of euro2,500, or $3,000.

Retailers hit on popular gift idea
No longer seen as the lazy man's excuse for a last-minute holiday present, gift cards are fast becoming a popular consumer choice.

After Philippines dusk, the call center day begins

New coffee shop idea brews in Colombia
BOGOTA, Colombia - Call it cappuccino with a conscience.

Business briefs

Law could weed out unreliable builders
Julie Lanham thought she was being a smart consumer when she hired a contractor to build a room addition at her Grovetown home.

Startup fever dulled by preference for overseas programmers
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Solidcore Systems appears the quintessential Silicon Valley startup, with laptop-lugging, cube-dwelling workers huddling in glass conference rooms and jotting sales strategies on white boards.

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT KENDALL HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS CO. LOCATION: 1430 Marvin Griffin Road, south Richmond County

Circuit City hopes to see results of turnaround efforts
RICHMOND, Va. -- Can Circuit City Stores Inc. catch a break? Industry observers yawned when the consumer electronics chain drew hordes of shoppers during the holiday season's kickoff - Best Buy Co. Inc. had already surpassed Circuit City with a robust sales performance in the third quarter.

Small businesses are hiring again as business picks up
NEW YORK -- The first signs that business was getting better for Marianne O'Connor's public relations company came early this year.

Weakening dollar means buying power for foreign tourists in U.S.
Sylvia Camarca, a student from Italy, is used to stretching her funds when she visits New York, staying with friends and eating on the cheap at Thai restaurants and hot dog stands.

Pocket change

Business briefs
HOLIDAY CHEER: Business owners may be a little more generous with their gifts this holiday season.

Brannen: Managing former peers a problem with promotion
When a person is promoted from within to a management position, the person often mistakenly continues to treat employees as co-workers, putting the new manager in an awkward relationship situation.

Natural gas markets undergo turbulent transition

Business briefs
Federal education officials are warning college students to watch out for identity theft.

Weakening dollar means buying power for foreign tourists in U.S.

Business calendar
Tuesday: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women in Business; sponsored by University Hospital; Pullman Hall, 11:30 a.m.; topic: Holiday Special, presented by Beverly Murphy, a beauty control consultant; members $15 at door, nonmembers, $18.

Circuit City hopes to see results of turnaround efforts

Law could weed out unreliable builders

Richmond County property transfers
Richmond County property transfers for Nov. 25-Dec. 1. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Retailers hit on popular gift idea

Small businesses are hiring again as business picks up

Business briefs

Dollar's rapid slide means financial pain for exporters

ANIC nameplate isn't deserved

ANIC nameplate isn't deserved
THE AUGUSTA Neighborhood Improvement Corp. has been in the news again lately. And city officials have been reminded of the group's outstanding debt on a downtown construction project.

Bowden dismisses Williams from team
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson defensive back Buddy Williams has been dismissed from the team.

Bowden dismisses Williams from team

Sooners' White wins Heisman

Mount Union wins 55th straight game, set record
ALLIANCE, Ohio - Mount Union broke its own NCAA record by winning its 55th consecutive game, beating Bridgewater 66-0 on Saturday in the Division III semifinals.

Big 12 slipup couldn't derail White's Heisman bid

Big 12 slipup couldn't derail White's Heisman bid
NEW YORK -- When Jason White walked off the field after losing the Big 12 championship, his concern was whether Oklahoma lost a shot at the national title, not his place in the Heisman Trophy race.

Sooners' White wins Heisman
NEW YORK - Jason White capped a remarkable comeback with college football's most prestigious award, winning the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night a year after an injury nearly ended his career.

Donovan: Bad week will help Gators in long run

Kentucky gets win before 78,129 fans

ACC - SEC roundup

Top 25 roundup

Fffft-boom!
Ever hear a wet firecracker explode? It's a bit muffled - and is usually preceded by a kind of paper-tearing sound - "fffft-boom!"

Fffft-boom!

To the tyrant shelf
An unrepentant killer of hundreds of thousands. A regional terrorist and worldwide terrorist supporter. A man who built palaces to himself and procured the latest weapons for his cronies while his people suffered immeasurably and died in poverty and deprivation.

Successful cleanup
Just wondering: Are Augusta commissioners, who recently approved building the $74 million courthouse on contaminated land in downtown Augusta, wringing their hands in frustration that they didn't vote to locate it at the cleaned-up, uncontaminated old Goldberg Brothers site?

Sending a message
Spam messages have become such a problem - clogging Internet mailboxes and hijacking people's time - that they're cutting into many companies' productivity. Electronic mail, the great timesaver, has been turning into a great time-waster.

Sending a message

Successful cleanup

The real scandal

The real scandal
When the Academy of Richmond County girls' basketball team showed up with lettering on the backs of their shorts this past week, it sure got attention.

Holiday budgets should go beyond gifts
Q: I've budgeted $400 to buy holiday gifts, and I hope to end the season with very little new credit card debt. Is there anything else I need to worry about?

Holiday budgets should go beyond gifts

Do boomers need long-term care insurance?
NEW YORK -- Aside from being a smoker, Kathy Posner had no known health concerns when an insurance agent persuaded her to buy a long-term care policy at age 49 as a hedge against unexpected disabilities that might land her in a nursing home prematurely.

Do boomers need long-term care insurance?

10-year-old girl wins contest for the best holiday cookie recipe
Santa is going to be one very happy guy this year. The Augusta Chronicle put out a call asking for people to share their favorite time-tested holiday cookie recipes for our first cookie exchange and contest.

10-year-old girl wins contest for the best holiday cookie recipe

Cookie exchange recipes

Cookie exchange recipes
Here are additional cookie recipes.

Georgia Tech tops Central Florida
ATLANTA -- Fallon Stokes scored 20 points and freshman Stephanie Higgs added 13, including 11 of Tech's last 13 in the game, to lead the Lady Jackets to a 70-48 rout of Central Florida on Sunday.

Yellow Jackets stay undefeated
ATLANTA - Unbeaten and ranked No. 10, Georgia Tech's average margin of victory is 25.9 points per game. So when the Yellow Jackets led Saint Louis by just three at halftime on Saturday, they could have been a little nervous.

Yellow Jackets stay undefeated

Georgia Tech tops Central Florida

Christmas ghosts pass on figgy pudding

Love withstands furious rally by Woods
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Davis Love III walked away with the largest check of his career. Tiger Woods made sure he earned every penny.

Thailand's Thongchai wins Asian Masters

Thailand's Thongchai wins Asian Masters
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee won the Asian Masters by one stroke Sunday after shooting a 6-under-par 65 for the second straight round.

Golf roundup

Love withstands furious rally by Woods

Golf roundup
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Davis Love III made four straight birdies to leave Tiger Woods in the dust and pull away from a world-class field Saturday, finishing with 9-under-par 63 to build a three-shot lead in the Target World Challenge.

Senior wins Australian PGA
COOLUM, Australia -- Australia's Peter Senior won his first tour title since 1997, escaping with a one-stroke victory in the Australian PGA on Sunday after bogeying the last two holes.

Funeral for Abbeville coach held

Red Devils show character

Red Devils show character
ATLANTA - Before Friday's Class A semifinal game with Trion, Lincoln County hadn't been in a real fight this season.

North Augusta star wins MVP award at all-star game
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - North Augusta's Andre Young had eight catches for 113 yards and was named the offensive MVP in the North's 17-14 win against the South in the annual high school football all-star game.

Funeral for Abbeville coach held
ABBEVILLE, S.C. - More than 1,000 people gathered Saturday to mourn the loss of Abbeville High School football coach Dennis Botts, who was the school's all-time victories leader with 146.

Prep football roundup
ATLANTA - Darius Walker tied the state record for touchdowns in a single season and Kyle Manley passed for 140 yards and two touchdowns as No. 1 Buford routed No. 5 Decatur 42-13 in a Class AA state semifinal on Saturday at the Georgia Dome.

Maxwell leads Camden County past Newnan
ATLANTA -- Josh Maxwell rushed for 130 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown that sparked a second-half comeback as top-ranked Camden County beat No. 9 Newnan 20-10 in a Class AAAAA state semifinal game Friday night at the Georgia Dome.

Reporters' novels are good picks for presents
My wife says one reason I give people books for Christmas is they are easy to wrap.

'Overdue tribute' article truly overdue

'Overdue tribute' article truly overdue
Your article on the front page of the Nov. 23 Your Life section, "Overdue tribute," tells of Frances "Frenchie" Plenert, Bronze Star recipient during World War II. Vera King, Augusta

Some suggestions for HOPE Scholarship

Don't forget soldiers' families this holiday

The story of Charlie Dean's remains

Mideast letter full of lies, disinformation
Harry Sellers' Nov. 25 letter, "Priorities backward on Mideast," is full of canards, lies and disinformation. (Nazi propagandist) Joseph Goebbels blamed Jews for Germany's troubles. The Nazis burned books; later they burned people. Today, Mr. Sellers suggests that Israel - and by inference, the Jews - are responsible for terrorist activities around the world. His solution is Nazi-like in its simplicity. Let me rebut some of his outlandish statements. Charles Ronen, Evans, Ga.

Some suggestions for HOPE Scholarship
The Georgia HOPE Scholarship program is in dire financial straits. Here are a few ideas to make the program solvent once again: Floyd Brown, Evans, Ga.

Don't forget soldiers' families this holiday
It has been a little over six months since the 878th Engineer Battalion landed in Iraq. They have been working daily to get many missions completed until they return home. No one knows their return date, and families and spouses still get by day to day hoping for a speedy, safe return. Stephaney Crenshaw, Harlem, Ga.

Mideast letter full of lies, disinformation

Cleric's blessing on democracy in Iraq not necessary
The Nov. 29 Augusta Chronicle reported that "a critical factor for the coalition was securing the blessing of Iraq's majority Shiite Muslim community, including Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani, who wants an elected Iraqi provisional government instead of one chosen through regional caucuses." Larry Jarrett, Warrenville, S.C.

Christian 'non-minorities' need to speak up
Are you ready to be denied Christmas and Easter holidays because some of our fellow citizens demand total separation of church and state? These government-sponsored holidays clearly endorse the Christian religion and will eventually be targeted. Do we care that atheists might convince the Supreme Court to take "under God" out of our Pledge of Allegiance? Jack Sayers, New Ellenton, S.C.

The story of Charlie Dean's remains
Charlie Dean's remains were brought home from Southeast Asia Thanksgiving week. The arrival in Hawaii was attended by Democratic presidential contender Howard Dean, Charlie's brother. Carl Langley, Aiken, S.C.

Travel briefs

Deaths, threats of suicide prompt discussions

Rooms in Evans home brim with holiday, personal touches

Bar codes on drugs aim to reduce hospital errors, deaths

Parents should ask party's theme

Multimedia PCs still not at home in the living room

Zodiac not quite a star in handheld market

Home front

Celebrate turning 21 in Las Vegas

Digital video recorders making their moves on consumers

Boston's "First Night" is nation's biggest, oldest

Mountain villages offer glimpse of Moorish past

Celebrate turning 21 in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS -- Huddled inside the Luxor hotel-casino, a trio of newly minted 21-year-olds are big on dreams, but short on know-how. The girls want to play blackjack, but where do they get the chips?

Bar codes on drugs aim to reduce hospital errors, deaths
WASHINGTON -- Inside hospital pharmacies, tiny bar codes just an eighth of an inch tall adorn the blister packs that hold single-pill doses of certain drugs, like Dilantin for seizures and Lipitor for cholesterol.

Multimedia PCs still not at home in the living room
Personal computers are powerful enough to replace just about every electronic component in the living room entertainment center. Yet the PC still doesn't quite seem at home there.

Home front
Keep your home safe when decorating the Christmas tree. Here are some tips:

Deaths, threats of suicide prompt discussions
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Mary Elliott got the call for help on a Monday night. A "suicidal male teen" was at a convenience store, not far from his high school.

Rooms in Evans home brim with holiday, personal touches
It's easy to find the McVicker residence in the Enenton village of Rivershyre in Evans: It's the house that's swathed from floor to roof with lights, wreaths, bows and garlands.

Travel briefs
NEW YORK -- Looking for the best skiing in North America? According to the readers of Conde Nast Traveler, it's in Alta, Utah.

Parents should ask party's theme
Dear Carson: My 6-year-old granddaughter attended a birthday party for a 6-year-old acquaintance. The other guests were members of their soccer team and, in addition, the girls knew one another outside of school. It was suggested that parents drop off their children and pick them up two hours later. When my daughter picked up her child, she found that she had been "decorated" with temporary tattoos of a religious nature. She also learned that all the games played during the party had a religious theme. Those activities did not represent my daughter's or our family's beliefs.

Zodiac not quite a star in handheld market
RICHMOND, Va. -- Video gaming never looked so good on a handheld computer.

In the know
The Lion & Lamb Project, a national advocacy organization working to stop the marketing of violent toys, video games and movies to children, has released its annual list of toys to avoid this holiday season.

Digital video recorders making their moves on consumers
NEW YORK -- Our digital video recorder loves "The Simpsons."

Mountain villages offer glimpse of Moorish past
PITRES, Spain - We arrived in this Andalusian village on the last day of Spain's 12-day Christmas celebration to find a band and costumed marchers celebrating Three Kings' Day in the main square.

Boston's ''First Night'' is nation's biggest, oldest
BOSTON -- You won't find the best New Year's party in Boston in a trendy bar or swank hotel. You'll find it everywhere around you, in the "First Night" arts festival that draws a million visitors each year to the city's streets, churches and public buildings.

Newly observed high-altitude auroras surprise and stump scientists
SAN FRANCISCO -- A military satellite has detected auroras, those shimmering displays of colorful light, at altitudes far higher above Earth than previously known, confirming anecdotal reports from astronauts that scientists had dismissed.

Lynx lose to rival again

Pride power past Augusta

Pride power past Augusta
FLORENCE, S.C. - The Florence Pride should be plenty proud of its power play.

ECHL notbook
Davis Payne posted a 104-67-17 record and led the Florence Pride to the playoffs in each of his three seasons.

ECHL notbook

Lynx lose to rival again
The Gwinnett Gladiators are the best team in the ECHL and owned the Augusta Lynx in the first two regular-season matchups with their Interstate 20 rival.

Study finds fewer homeless than thought
ATLANTA -- A one-day count of the homeless in the Atlanta area found 6,956 people, far fewer than some prior estimates.

Study supports gasoline tax increase
AIKEN - Even state bureaucrats have wish lists they want Santa to make and check twice.

Carolinas companies increase exports of white-collar jobs

Graduate finishes another challenge

Gaming machine owners finding some victories in court
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- An increase in gaming machine seizures have some worried the outlawed video gambling industry might be trying to make a comeback in South Carolina.

Across South Carolina

Five questions
Nancy Carver, head of Information Services at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library answers five questions for the Chronicle.

Across Georgia

House leaders to stop at post
Seeing is believing - especially for some top congressional leaders who are coming down to check out Fort Gordon and its missions this week, officials say.

Some teachers turn to animals as lesson aids

Businesses look for niche in Gullah community
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Buying on Berckmans: What homeowners got

'Trail trees': native guideposts or quicks of nature?
NORCROSS, Ga. -- Unusually shaped trees found around the state may be more than just an interesting photograph subject or child's hobbyhorse.

Aiken manager earns praise

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -South Carolina is one of eight states that has had more than half of its National Guard mobilized since the Sept. 11 attacks, according to a National Guard Bureau report.

Kid of the Day

In Augusta: Capture news boosts morale

Mobile-home sellers fight fall

Study supports gasoline tax increase

Across the southeast

Rants and raves
I HAVE A RAVE for the postal employees in the Jackson post office. They are kind and considerate and will even go out of the way to help you to the extent of staying open through lunch for the convenience of the patrons.

Early support, project backers stir optimism in developers

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Kristen Garner, 10, of North Augusta.

News you can use

Woman's claim to be Thurmond's daughter no surprise to many
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The claim of a retired mixed-race teacher living in Los Angeles that she is Strom Thurmond's illegitimate daughter should not come as a surprise to South Carolinians, biographers of the late senator say.

State NAACP targets schools

Work-for-pay idea pushed for Georgia inmates
ATLANTA -- A state representative is putting new emphasis behind an old work-for-pay idea for Georgia's inmates.

Augusta National buys to expand borders

Chambliss says Saddam's capture should silence war critics
ATLANTA -- Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss said the capture of Saddam Hussein, an enormous victory for coalition forces, should silence critics of the Iraq war.

Towns strain funds to decorate

Mother of suspect in teen's slaying relieved her son is jailed
MACON, Ga. -- The estranged mother of a convicted killer now again charged with murder said Sunday the death penalty would be the only way to keep her son from committing more crimes.

Woman says she's Strom Thurmond's illegitimate mixed-race daughter

Board's meeting will look at bonds
Members of the Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp.'s board of directors will talk today about something their attorney says should have been talked about months ago.

Across the area

Board's meeting will look at bonds

Mom sees funds shrink while raising daughters
A Hephzibah mother of two is seeking help in making this Christmas better for her children.

Across the area

Prosecutor prefers juvenile role
AIKEN - For most up-and-coming prosecutors, family court, where juveniles are the defendants, is a steppingstone to a career prosecuting adults.

Businesses look for niche in Gullah community

Towns strain funds to decorate
BOGART, Ga. - It took a phone call from a stranger to reassure Mayor Pro Tem Jan Thurmond that his city's investment in Christmas decorations had paid off.

Early support, project backers stir optimism in developers
For the special purpose local option sales tax to be included on the March presidential primary ballot, Augusta Commission members would have to agree on a projects list by Dec. 31. However, the residents committee that held town meetings on the tax is not expected to make recommendations to the commission until after the first of the year.

Lack of income sets family back
An Augusta mother of two is hoping to make the holiday season a little brighter for her family.

Across the area
An Augusta man was arrested Friday evening by Richmond County sheriff's deputies after he refused to be handcuffed, a police report states.

Buying on Berckmans: What homeowners got
A list of properties near the Augusta National and how much companies paid for them.

Augusta National buys to expand borders
As Augusta National Golf Club continues buying land in the Berckmans Road area, homeowners there are falling into three categories:

Mobile-home sellers fight fall
AIKEN - On the wall of Jimmy Walker's Aiken office is an aerial photograph, circa 1995, of the mobile-home sales lot he manages.

Across the southeast
KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. -Driving rain, wind and the threat of thunderstorms threw a wet blanket over events Sunday at the celebration of the Wright brothers' first flight.

Across the southeast
DURHAM, N.C. -Two friends of novelist Michael Peterson are pushing the Durham district attorney to reopen the case of the convicted killer because of information they say points to another culprit.

News you can use
DEC. 14, 1952 Augusta has accepted an invitation to enter a float in the Jan. 20 inaugural parade in Washington for President-elect Eisenhower if the necessary funds to sponsor such a unit can be raised.

Gaming machine owners finding some victories in court

'Strange' incidents in S.C. serve as reminders of domestic threats
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- State Law Enforcement Division Chief Robert Stewart, less than two days removed from one of the most ferocious standoffs he had ever seen, was worried when he arrived at last week's Cabinet meeting. He reminded Gov. Mark Sanford and others what a strange few months it has been.

In tight budget, Regents pay thousands to former chancellor

Carolinas companies increase exports of white-collar jobs
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Big companies ranging from financial giant Bank of America to Matthews discount-store chain Family Dollar are increasingly exporting white-collar jobs to countries where labor is cheap, a survey by The Charlotte Observer found.

Chambliss says Saddam's capture should silence war critics

Forum on drug raid kicks off Jackson visit
GOOSE CREEK, S.C. -- Students told their side of the police raid on Stratford High School to a community forum that included the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Military: High-interest lenders sink troops into debt

Congressional Black Caucus leader officially endorses Dean
ATLANTA -- The leader of the Congressional Black Caucus officially endorsed presidential candidate Howard Dean on Saturday, praising the former Vermont governor for his willingness to confront issues of race.

Prosecutor prefers juvenile role

Military: High-interest lenders sink troops into debt
FORT STEWART, Ga. -- On Gen. Screven Way, the one-mile strip of fast-food joints and pawn shops leading to the front gate of Fort Stewart, getting a cash loan of $100 to $500 is as easy as buying a cheeseburger.

'Trail trees': native guideposts or quicks of nature?

Ft. Stewart troops who overthrew Saddam rejoice at his capture
HINESVILLE, Ga. -- Fort Stewart soldiers whose assault on Baghdad toppled Saddam Hussein's regime applauded his capture as the completion of a mission that remained a loose end when they left Iraq.

Woman's claim to be Thurmond's daughter no surprise to many

In tight budget, Regents pay thousands to former chancellor
ATLANTA -- A deal former University System Chancellor Stephen Portch signed when he was hired is paying him $450,000 to consult with the state two years after his resignation.

Across the southeast

Across the area
An Augusta woman said two men tried to steal her car at gunpoint Saturday evening, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Rants and Raves
A RANT TO those school board members who don't think we should give breakfast to our children. How could you deny any child? What some kids get at school may be all they get all day.

Across Georgia
CLEVELAND -Authorities are investigating the death of a White County woman who had been arrested in the abduction of her three children.

In Augusta: Capture news boosts morale
A number of area soldiers who fought in the Iraq war and their loved ones welcomed Sunday's news of Saddam Hussein's capture with controlled glee.

Parade warms up crowd
To brave the cold at Sunday's Christmas Fantasy Parade, thousands did as Linda Daniels did, bundling up in a coat and hat.

Across Georgia

State NAACP targets schools
COLUMBIA - The South Carolina NAACP announced Saturday an increased campaign to promote equal funding among the state's schools.

News you can use

Rants and Raves
A RANT TO those school board members who don't think we should give breakfast to our children. How could you deny any child? What some kids get at school may be all they get all day.

News you can use
DEC. 14, 1952 Augusta has accepted an invitation to enter a float in the Jan. 20 inaugural parade in Washington for President-elect Eisenhower if the necessary funds to sponsor such a unit can be raised.

Parade warms up crowd

Kid of the day

Across South Carolina

Some teachers turn to animals as lesson aids
Griffin and his nieces and nephews were all ears when they went to teach seventh-graders at Grovetown Middle School last week.

'Strange' incidents in S.C. serve as reminders of domestic threats

Woman says she's Strom Thurmond's illegitimate mixed-race daughter
LOS ANGELES -- A 78-year-old retired schoolteacher is coming forward after years of silence to claim she is the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond, her attorney said Saturday.

Mother of suspect in teen's slaying relieved her son is jailed

Aiken manager earns praise
AIKEN - City Manager Roger LeDuc has created a solid reputation with his level-headed and steady leadership in Aiken, and it's not going unnoticed - at home or elsewhere.

Ft. Stewart troops who overthrew Saddam rejoice at his capture

Across South Carolina
WARREN, N.H. -More than 20 years ago, the man accused of killing two police officers this week in South Carolina had run-ins with a New Hampshire judge that were deemed so threatening she was given round-the-clock security.

Five questions

Across Georgia
CLEVELAND -Twin four-year-old boys died in a fire early Saturday morning that engulfed their mobile home in White County.

Forum on drug raid kicks off Jackson visit

UGA Foundation to discuss reforms
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia Foundation trustees will meet this week to discuss how much the foundation should pay UGA President Michael Adams and to reform how the nonprofit corporation conducts its business.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Brittany Samone Prescott of North Augusta.

Graduate finishes another challenge
Brian Kevin Mosley and his guide dog, Cody, received the loudest applause and a standing ovation Saturday as they crossed the stage at Augusta State University's Christenberry Fieldhouse.

Mom sees funds shrink while raising daughters

Christmas ghosts pass on figgy pudding
Bob Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. As dead as a door-nail. Still, his ghost lived on in his music, thought Ebenezer Scrooge as he sat in front of the fire and listened to the Jamaican's CD.

Diane Keaton returns to romantic spotlight
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Diane Keaton has an Academy Award, two other Oscar nominations and a career packed with a rare combination of acclaimed roles in both comedy and drama.

Johansson brings old-soul grace to teen roles

Johansson brings old-soul grace to teen roles
TORONTO -- Let's compare husky-voiced actresses Lauren Bacall and Scarlett Johansson.

Diane Keaton returns to romantic spotlight

Actor, rapper Nick Cannon has even more plans in store

At 21, LeAnn Rimes already releasing 'Greatest Hits'
LOS ANGELES -- At age 21, LeAnn Rimes has gone through more triumph and turmoil than artists twice her age.

Actor, rapper Nick Cannon has even more plans in store
NEW YORK -- Nick Cannon fancies himself a Renaissance Man.

At 21, LeAnn Rimes already releasing 'Greatest Hits'

Orlando edges Hawks, 105-102
ATLANTA -- Jason Terry felt as if he had the game in his hands and let it slip away.

Orlando edges Hawks, 105-102

Area school roundup
SALISBURY, N.C. - Lee Burton scored a career-high 27 points, and Curt Triplin had 17 points as the Pacers beat Livingstone 92-82 on Saturday in a non-league game.

Donovan: Bad week will help Gators in long run
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Florida coach Billy Donovan knows his team's two losses this week will help the Gators in the long run.

ACC - SEC roundup
RALEIGH, N.C. - Marcus Melvin scored 20 points for North Carolina State in a 78-49 victory over Hartford on Saturday, capping an emotional week for the Wolfpack.

Kentucky gets win before 78,129 fans
DETROIT - The Kentucky Wildcats made shots with daylight peeking through glass, students bouncing on the turf and a record crowd rooting against them.

Top 25 roundup
INDIANAPOLIS - With a flick of the wrist, Beth Jones undid a near upset.

Falcons owner plans to talk to Bucs' McKay about GM

Panthers clinch NFC South

Green breaks Jim Taylor's single-season rushing record

Phillips, Vick try to pick up pieces

NFL power rankings

Panthers look to get back on track against woeful Cards

Eagles' fans sought Williams over McNabb

Falcons fall apart

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Hopkins, Spinks want Mosley, De La Hoya

Area sports announcements

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Hopkins, Spinks want Mosley, De La Hoya
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- A long night of boxing had turned into morning by the time Bernard Hopkins finally entered the ring.

Overtime
Ron Cooper, who was defen sive coordinator at Mississippi State this season, has been hired to coach defensive backs at South Carolina.

Overtime
The schedule has been set for next weekend's five Georgia High School Association state championship football games.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Columbia County youth bags first deer
Tyler Matthews has much to be thankful for this season. After accompanying his dad, David Matthews, on hunting trips for the past four seasons, the 8-year-old Columbia County youth was allowed to carry his 20 gauge shotgun this year while in the stand with his father. He took this eight-pointer Thanksgiving morning near Appling. To view dozens of other fishing and hunting photos, please visit our online Sportsmen's Scrapbook at www.augustachronicle.com/sports/outdoors/ and click on "sportsman's scrapbook." To submit photos, mail to: Rob Pavey, Outdoors Editor, Augusta Chronicle, 4272 Washington Road, Suite 3-B, or e-mail to rob.pavey@augustachronicle.com.

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

Watch for male fawns
It is late in Georgia's deer season, and the rut is winding down. Older bucks have resumed their nocturnal ways, leaving many hunters with a wallet full of doe tags.

Outdoors calendar

Watch for male fawns

Columbia County considers hunting restrictions
Anyone who drives out Washington Road through Evans is painfully aware that fast-growing Columbia County's population is spiraling toward the 100,000 mark.

Black Caucus head backs Dean
ATLANTA - The leader of the Congressional Black Caucus officially endorsed presidential candidate Howard Dean on Saturday, praising the former Vermont governor for his willingness to confront issues of race.

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

Eagles' fans sought Williams over McNabb
PHILADELPHIA - Four years ago, Ricky Williams was the people's choice in Philadelphia. Donovan McNabb turned out to be the right choice for the Eagles.

Falcons fall apart
INDIANAPOLIS - Arthur Blank's decision to fire coach Dan Reeves last week was a wise move by the Atlanta Falcons owner. Losing 38-7 to Indianapolis and the Colts' amazing tandem of quarterback Peyton Manning and receiver Marvin Harrison proved it.

NFL power rankings
Every week during the NFL season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will break down the rankings of all 32 NFL teams and why they're ranked where they are.

Panthers clinch NFC South
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Carolina Panthers never win anything easily, and that includes the NFC South title they finally clinched Sunday.

Phillips, Vick try to pick up pieces
INDIANAPOLIS -- Wade Phillips spent this week picking up the pieces of Atlanta's shattered season.

Falcons owner plans to talk to Bucs' McKay about GM
INDIANAPOLIS -- Atlanta owner Arthur Blank plans to talk to Tampa Bay's Rich McKay about becoming the Falcons' general manager.

Panthers look to get back on track against woeful Cards
TEMPE, Ariz. -- For an NFL team one victory shy of clinching a playoff berth - but on a three-game losing streak - a December trip to Arizona would seem the perfect prescription.

Green breaks Jim Taylor's single-season rushing record
SAN DIEGO -- Green Bay's Ahman Green broke the oldest team single-season rushing record in the NFL on Sunday when he eclipsed Hall of Famer Jim Taylor's mark of 1,474 yards set in 1962.

TV networks move quickly to report capture of Saddam

Tracy Morgan shaped a sitcom on his own family values

Show takes lively look at enigma of Emily Dickinson
LOS ANGELES -- For those with perhaps a grade school exposure to Emily Dickinson or a wariness about poetry, "Loaded Gun: Life, and Death, and Dickinson" is comfortably akin to Cliffs Notes.

Liza Minnelli loving life on the small screen
WASHINGTON -- After 40 years in show business, Liza Minnelli is trying something new.

Sandra Diaz-Twine wins $1 million and SUV as final "Survivor"

TV networks move quickly to report capture of Saddam
NEW YORK -- Americans awoke Sunday to stunning television pictures from Iraq of a bedraggled, bearded Saddam Hussein in U.S. custody and an exultant U.S. administrator L. Paul Bremer proclaiming: "We got him."

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Tracy Morgan shaped a sitcom on his own family values
NEW YORK -- Viewers who love Tracy Morgan's new sitcom as well as anyone who isn't so gung-ho can all agree on one thing: It feels mighty familiar.

Sandra Diaz-Twine wins $1 million and SUV as final "Survivor"
NEW YORK -- In a "Survivor" contest packed with villains and indelible characters, Sandra Diaz-Twine, a mother of two from the Northwest, had the staying power to win the television game.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Spell it i-r-r-e-s-i-s-t-a-b-l-e. Wait, that's not right. But however you spell "irresistible," that word aptly describes "Spellbound," a documentary about the National Spelling Bee.

Dogs get lift from freshman
ATLANTA - The aesthetically pleasing developments could have been counted on one hand - maybe even one finger - in Saturday's game between Georgia and Clemson.

Kendrick powers Georgia women past Middle Tennessee

Dogs get lift from freshman

Kendrick powers Georgia women past Middle Tennessee
ATHENS, Ga. - Alexis Kendrick made five 3s and scored 21 points to lead 10th-ranked Georgia to a 65-50 victory Saturday night over Middle Tennessee State.

Events in the life of Saddam Hussein

Initial focus of Saddam's interrogation will focus on insurgency

Saddam's long fall: From ostentatious palaces to a hole in the ground
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A man who lived in sprawling palaces was pulled from a hole in the dirt. A man who challenged the greatest armies in the world was arrested without firing a shot. A man who embezzled billions of dollars and put his image on every Iraqi bank note was found with a single suitcase of cash - bearing the face of an American, Benjamin Franklin.

One option for Saddam: justice before new special tribunal

Saddam's long fall: From ostentatious palaces to a hole in the ground

U.S. officials lay out priorities in quizzing Saddam

Saddam's long fall: From ostentatious palaces to a hole in the ground

World leaders and activists welcome news of Saddam's capture
LONDON -- As celebratory gunfire erupted in Baghdad, America's allies welcomed Saddam Hussein's capture, saying it brought a long-awaited end to the career of a brutal dictator and could mark the beginning of peace in Iraq.

Col. James Hickey: "We captured High Value Target Number One"
ADWAR, Iraq -- American forces began last July to assemble the evidence and intelligence that led to Saddam Hussein's weekend capture in a spider-hole dug into a farmyard near his hometown, the U.S. commander who led the raid said Monday.

U.S. forces capture Saddam Hussein near Tikrit
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- American forces captured a bearded Saddam Hussein as he hid in a dirt hole under a farmhouse near his hometown of Tikrit, ending one of the most intensive manhunts in history. The arrest, eight months after the fall of Baghdad, was carried out without a shot fired and was a huge victory for U.S. forces.

U.S. officials lay out priorities in quizzing Saddam

One option for Saddam: justice before new special tribunal
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.S. officials said they still haven't decided what to do with Saddam Hussein now that he's been captured, but one option is putting him before a special tribunal established just days ago. A member of Iraq's Governing Council said Saddam would face public trial.

Candy bars, hot dogs and dirty dishes in Saddam's hideaway
ADWAR, Iraq -- The yard was a mess, the laundry wasn't done, the pantry was bare and the only art on the wall was a poster of Noah's Ark.

A raid comes up empty - until soldiers find a suspicious hole and Iraq's most-wanted man
ADWAR, Iraq -- When darkness fell, the Americans moved into position, 600 of them, from infantrymen to elite special forces. Their target: two houses in this rural village of orange, lemon and palm groves. Someone big was inside, they were told.

Celebratory gunfire but Iraqis stunned Saddam didn't fight back, see it as stain on Arab honor

World leaders, ordinary people, greet Saddam Hussein's capture with relief, hope
LONDON -- World leaders expressed delight and relief Sunday at the capture of Saddam Hussein, with supporters and opponents of the Iraq war agreeing the arrest could mark a milestone in the country's journey toward peace.

Saddam's capture expected to give stock market, dollar a short-term boost

A huge political weight lifted from Bush
WASHINGTON -- Saddam Hussein's capture lifted a huge political weight from President Bush after months of rising casualties and growing doubts about his handling of Iraq. Around the world, it sent a thundering message of America's resolve to prevail in the war against terrorism.

U.S. officials lay out priorities in quizzing Saddam
WASHINGTON - First, find out whether Saddam Hussein knows of any impending guerrilla attacks planned against U.S. troops or Iraqis.

Many Arabs greet news of Saddam's capture with disbelief
CAIRO, Egypt -- For many Arabs, the scene on their television screens was inconceivable: one of the Middle East's once mightiest rulers humiliated, dirtied - and in the hands of American soldiers. It was a joy to behold for some, and a shock to those who lionized Saddam Hussein.

Iraqi media celebrates Saddam's capture
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- During his 23-year rule of Iraq, Saddam Hussein always had his picture on front pages of its daily newspapers, along with praises of "His Excellency Mr. President, the leader."

World leaders urge fair trial for Saddam

World leaders and activists welcome news of Saddam's capture

A raid comes up empty - until soldiers find a suspicious hole and Iraq's most-wanted man

U.S. forces capture Saddam

Saddam will be accorded POW protections, Rumsfeld says

Iraqi media celebrates Saddam's capture

Americans celebrate capture of Saddam, wonder about continued U.S. presence in Iraq
CHICAGO -- First, Americans watched as his statue fell in Baghdad. On Sunday, many celebrated again as news that U.S. forces had captured Saddam Hussein spread across the country.

Americans celebrate capture of Saddam, wonder about continued U.S. presence in Iraq

Celebratory gunfire but Iraqis stunned Saddam didn't fight back, see it as stain on Arab honor
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Saddam Hussein should have put up a fight or committed suicide, stunned Iraqis said Sunday after watching images of their fallen leader, haggard and humiliated, in American custody.

World leaders, ordinary people, greet Saddam Hussein's capture with relief, hope

Saddam's capture expected to give stock market, dollar a short-term boost
NEW YORK -- The capture of Saddam Hussein will give a temporary boost to a Wall Street already bullish after the Dow Jones industrials recently pushed through the 10,000 barrier, analysts said Sunday.

Saddam will be accorded POW protections, Rumsfeld says
WASHINGTON -- Saddam Hussein will have protections accorded to prisoners of war as U.S. officials try to press him for information on the insurgency against coalition forces, top defense officials say.

Initial focus of Saddam's interrogation will focus on insurgency
WASHINGTON -- Saddam Hussein's interrogators are initially focusing on the former Iraqi president's ties to the guerrilla war, pressing him for intelligence about impending attacks and the locations of resistance leaders, U.S. officials said Sunday.

U.S. officials lay out priorities in quizzing Saddam
WASHINGTON (AP)- First, find out whether Saddam Hussein knows of any impending guerrilla attacks planned against U.S. troops or Iraqis.

World leaders urge fair trial for Saddam
BERLIN -- As the joy over Saddam Hussein's capture settled, world leaders on Monday said they hoped the arrest would lead to stability in Iraq and called for a fair trial for the deposed Iraqi leader. Australia's leader said he would support the death penalty.

Iraqis want Saddam tried in Baghdad; human rights group urges POW status
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The interim Iraqi government said Sunday it wants to try Saddam Hussein before a special tribunal, but a human rights group voiced deep concern about the legitimacy of the newly established panel.

U.S. capitalizes on Saddam's capture, nabbing other regime figures
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Saddam Hussein's capture is already reaping dividends for the U.S. military, providing intelligence that allowed U.S. soldiers to capture several top regime figures and uncover rebel cells in the capital, a U.S. general said Monday.

Saddam's long fall: From ostentatious palaces to a hole in the ground
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A man who lived in sprawling palaces was pulled from a hole in the dirt. A man who challenged the greatest armies in the world was arrested without firing a shot. A man who embezzled billions of dollars and put his image on every Iraqi bank note was found with a single suitcase of cash - bearing the face of an American, Benjamin Franklin.

Trial of Saddam Hussein could have unpredictable impact
"When you judge," Saddam Hussein once said, "judge with justice."

Events in the life of Saddam Hussein
A glance at the life of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein:

U.S. capitalizes on Saddam's capture, nabbing other regime figures

U.S. forces capture Saddam
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Cornered alone in a cramped hole near one of his sumptuous palaces, a weary, disheveled Saddam Hussein was seized by U.S. troops and displayed on television screens worldwide Sunday, a humiliating fate for one of history's most brutal dictators.

A huge political weight lifted from Bush

Col. James Hickey: "We captured High Value Target Number One"

U.S. forces capture Saddam Hussein near Tikrit

Trial of Saddam Hussein could have unpredictable impact

Many Arabs greet news of Saddam's capture with disbelief

Compensation to family reduces sentence in DUI case