Exhibit focuses on wealthy town's fight against U.N.

David Gordon takes on Shakespeare in 'Dancing Henry Five'
NEW YORK -- More than four centuries after Shakespeare beseeched audiences to "piece out our imperfections with your thoughts," David Gordon has emerged with "Dancing Henry Five."

Top children's books awards announced

Tony winner cast in 'Fiddler on the Roof' revival

Will Pete Rose's book sell?
NEW YORK -- Pete Rose's fame and controversy as a baseball star guaranteed big attention for his memoir, "Pete Rose: My Prison Without Bars," in which he finally acknowledges to betting on the game.

Hudson Valley ghost stories captivate author
ALBANY, N.Y. -- There is a specter haunting the Hudson Valley. A bunch of them, actually: Henry Hudson's old crew; a headless Hessian; a woman dragged to death by a horse; former railroad workers; peddlers; an assortment of apparitions from the days of the American Indians and the Dutch.

American Philosophical Society displays natural history specimens

American Philosophical Society displays natural history specimens
PHILADELPHIA -- When a French count claimed the damp North American climate made the continent's wildlife degenerate, Thomas Jefferson responded with a "megalonyx."

Will Pete Rose's book sell?

A starry cast and a filmland author for the new comedy 'Roulette'
NEW YORK -- The play has one of the more starry casts to be seen off-Broadway this season, and its author is no celebrity slouch either.

Top children's books awards announced
SAN DIEGO -- The story of a small mouse in love with a princess has won the top honor in children's literature from the American Library Association.

Tony winner cast in 'Fiddler on the Roof' revival
NEW YORK -- Broadway's upcoming revival of "Fiddler on the Roof" has found its Golde - Tony winner Randy Graff.

Exhibit traces Lewis and Clark's psychological and physical journey
ST. LOUIS -- Seven years ago, the Missouri History Museum embarked on what would be the largest, most ambitious project in its 137-year history.

Exhibit focuses on wealthy town's fight against U.N.
GREENWICH, Conn. -- A weary world was waiting, but this wealthy town begged to differ.

Hudson Valley ghost stories captivate author

Micky Dolenz joins Broadway's 'Aida'
NEW YORK -- Micky Dolenz studied architecture in college and was fully prepared for a life planning buildings - not rock 'n' roll immortality - even though he was auditioning for television shows between classes.

David Gordon takes on Shakespeare in 'Dancing Henry Five'

Exhibit traces Lewis and Clark's psychological and physical journey

Angels reach agreement with Guerrero

Angels finalize contract with Guerrero
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Outfielder Vladimir Guerrero passed his physical Monday and finalized his $70 million, five-year contract with the Anaheim Angels.

Clemens puts off retirement to join Astros

Selig mostly mum on Rose

Angels reach agreement with Guerrero
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Welcome to Hollywood, Vladimir Guerrero.

Selig mostly mum on Rose
BOSTON -- Baseball commissioner Bud Selig broke his silence Monday on Pete Rose, but only to say that he hasn't read Rose's book and doesn't know when he will decide on the hit king's bid to lift his lifetime ban.

Angels finalize contract with Guerrero

Clemens puts off retirement to join Astros
HOUSTON -- Nearly three months after Roger Clemens bid farewell to baseball with a tip of his cap, he put off retirement and agreed Monday to a $5 million, one-year contract to pitch for his hometown Houston Astros.

Looking for an innovative baby name? Think luxury

Looking for an innovative baby name? Think luxury

Odds and Ends
SOUTH HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- Tired of seeing their 117-year-old community confused with its neighbor to the north, residents are considering a name change.

Silence required at elementary school
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- At Meadowfield Elementary School, silence isn't only golden, it's the rule.

Homeless man who lived on golf course evicted after 40 years
MIAMI -- A man who lived on a golf course for 40 years was told to leave because some golfers complained that he scared them.

Queen Mary 2 leaves on maiden voyage
LONDON -- The world's largest cruise ship, Queen Mary 2, set sail for the United States on its maiden voyage Monday, carrying 2,600 passengers who paid up to $48,000 for the privilege.

U.S. consumers shrug off mad cow scare
CHICAGO -- It will take more than a single Holstein with mad cow disease to keep consumers like Ralph Flores from eating their beloved beef.

Parmalat will look to shed foreign assets

Are Enron's Lay and Skilling next?

U.S. consumers shrug off mad cow scare

AAA looks to bring trusted name to mistrusted car repair industry

Employment figures renew uncertainty about job market

Tough tactics give music industry new sales hope

German retailer Metro AG to roll out 'smart' radio tags this year

AAA looks to bring trusted name to mistrusted car repair industry
RALEIGH, N.C. -- For years, the country's largest auto club has certified auto repair shops - and then had to mediate seemingly inevitable consumer complaints about cost and quality.

Tough tactics give music industry new sales hope
LOS ANGELES -- Richard Warner and his family have spent thousands of dollars over the years on music, buying more than 500 CDs and 700 vinyl albums.

In Stewart case, two powerhouse lawyers share the stage

GM recalls more than 800,000 cars for power steering repairs
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. is recalling more than 800,000 cars because of a power steering defect that has led to at least eight injuries.

Business briefs

GM recalls more than 800,000 cars for power steering repairs

Employment figures renew uncertainty about job market
Analysts and investors reacted with surprise to new figures showing the nation's labor market remains stagnant. But not people like Marty Jaffe.

Queen Mary 2 leaves on maiden voyage

Business briefs
Trucking company Schneider National Inc. will have a job fair in Augusta on Wednesday at the Georgia Department of Labor's Augusta Career Center. The Green Bay, Wis.-based company said it plans to hire 400 new drivers in Georgia.

Work on Meybohm site will start soon

Work on Meybohm site will start soon
Meybohm Realtors will soon expand its presence in south Augusta, buoyed by a hot housing market and historically low mortgage rates.

Disney closes Orlando animation studio

Gas prices climb 7 cents in past three weeks
CAMARILLO, Calif. -- After four weeks of stability or decline, retail gasoline prices surged more than seven cents per gallon in the past three weeks, an industry analyst said Sunday.

Are Enron's Lay and Skilling next?
NEW YORK -- It has been more than two years since Enron's collapse, but investors in the once-thriving energy giant might finally get some payback for all their losses. And this has nothing to do with money.

Disney closes Orlando animation studio
LOS ANGELES -- The Walt Disney Co. said Monday it is closing its Orlando, Fla., animation studio and cutting more than 250 jobs as it shifts from hand-drawn animated films to computer-generated ones.

In Stewart case, two powerhouse lawyers share the stage
NEW YORK -- The trial of Martha Stewart will feature a showdown between two powerhouses of business crime litigation: a prosecutor who has helped lead the government's unprecedented attack on securities fraud and a defense lawyer who literally wrote the book on white-collar crime.

German retailer Metro AG to roll out 'smart' radio tags this year
BERLIN -- European retail giant Metro Group plans to roll out a wireless inventory tracking system this fall, giving a boost to the radio-frequency identification technology that is aimed at streamlining deliveries and cutting costs.

Parmalat will look to shed foreign assets
ROME -- A restructuring team looking to save embattled food giant Parmalat will likely try to sell the company's international units but hopes to keep the core domestic dairy business in Italian hands, a government minister said Monday.

Clemson defeats North Carolina

Clemson defeats North Carolina
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Senior forward Lakeia Stokes scored 23 points to lead Clemson to a 77-64 win over North Carolina State.

BCS leaders still working on title ideas
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Leaders of the Bowl Championship Series are looking at several proposals to change the way its national champion is decided, but a new format is far from complete.

Move to allow ACC championship stalls
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Atlantic Coast Conference's hope to play a championship football game next season is looking like a long shot.

BCS leaders still working on title ideas

No. 1 Connecticut tops Oklahoma

On the fringe
The other day in an Iowa debate it became clear why U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, is only a fringe candidate in his bid to be president. The man who bankrupted Cleveland when he was that city's mayor is, quite simply, not the brightest bulb in the closet.

ATVs' deadly toll
Sue Townsend, Aiken County coroner, is used to dealing with death. It's her job. She traffics in it day in and day out. Death is the coin of her realm.

Sour grapes

No more Lone Wolf

Sour grapes
Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill reacted with stunned disbelief when 60 Minutes correspondent Leslie Stahl suggested the Bush administration might regard his widely reported criticisms in a just-published book as a case of "sour grapes."

Why cut corners on health?
Mom said it. Your conscience says it. Even the Centers for Disease Control says it.

On the fringe

No more Lone Wolf
Last year the criticism of South Carolina's newly elected governor, Mark Sanford, was that he operated like a "lone wolf." That style is fine in Congress, where Sanford served for two terms, but as governor one has to lead and work with others.

ATVs' deadly toll

Fantasy and familiar favorites win at People's Choice Awards
PASADENA, Calif. -- The people have spoken, and their favorite movies are about pirates, hobbits and divine intervention.

People in the News
TUCSON, Ariz. -- There will be no trial for pop diva Diana Ross on drunken driving charges.

Supreme Court stays out comic book hockey fight
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court sidestepped Monday a brawl between former professional hockey player Tony Twist and a comic strip creator who named a violent mafia character after him.

Tim Burton gives life the last laugh over death in 'Big Fish'
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- With most of his irreverent movies about dying, Tim Burton doesn't just whistle past the graveyard - he plays a game of tag with the Grim Reaper among the tombstones.

Michael Jackson's family promises big fan support
LOS ANGELES -- Hundreds of fans from around the world will converge on the town of Santa Maria for Michael Jackson's arraignment on child molestation charges later this week, his family said Monday.

Q&A With Neve Campbell
WASHINGTON -- In the late '90s, Neve Campbell was frequently described as one of the hottest young actresses in Hollywood. With leading roles in the TV series "Party of Five" and the "Scream" movies as well as "Wild Things" and "Three to Tango," she was celebrated as having a bright future.

ACLU backs Rush Limbaugh in prescription drug case
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Rush Limbaugh and the American Civil Liberties Union don't agree about much, but they're in accord that the conservative radio commentator's medical records should be off-limits to prosecutors.

The week ahead
When the history books are written, this week will probably be remembered for President George W. Bush's announcement that America will return to the moon, and then Mars. The official announcement is expected Wednesday.

Stocks edge higher ahead of earnings reports

Stocks edge higher ahead of earnings reports
NEW YORK -- Wall Street edged higher in choppy trading Monday, with investors making few moves as they waited for companies to start reporting their fourth-quarter earnings this week.

Six companies agree to list shares on both Nasdaq, NYSE
NEW YORK -- Hewlett-Packard Co., Charles Schwab Corp., Walgreen Co. and three other companies whose shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange will also list their shares on the Nasdaq Stock Market under a new dual listing program, Nasdaq announced Monday.

Adecco shares tumble on audit and accounting problems news
CHESEREX, Switzerland -- Shares of Adecco, the world's largest employment company, tumbled Monday after it revealed audit and accounting problems in the United States and perhaps elsewhere.

Rates fall in Treasury bill auction
WASHINGTON -- Interest rates on short-term Treasury securities fell in Monday's auction.

Six companies agree to list shares on both Nasdaq, NYSE

Adecco shares tumble on audit and accounting problems news

North Carolina routs Georgia Tech
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Raymond Felton had 25 points and nine assists Sunday night and No. 12 North Carolina never trailed in beating No. 8 Georgia Tech 103-88.

Cramping woes bother reserve in Jackets' loss
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - It's becoming an all-too-familiar, and an extremely frustrating, sight for Georgia Tech: Isma'il Muhammad sitting on the bench, getting his legs iced or rubbed down during critical stretches of the second half.

Cramping woes bother reserve in Jackets' loss

DNA is to blame for adult expansion

Another cup on the horizon, but not Tiger
KAPALUA, Hawaii -- Some of the world's best players belong to two golf clubs in Orlando, Fla. - Isleworth and Lake Nona - which would make for an intriguing intraclub match worthy of television.

Another cup on the horizon, but not Tiger

Singh focuses on No. 1
KAPALUA, Hawaii - A new PGA Tour season brought a familiar name to the top of the leaderboard.

Appleby wins season-opening tournament

Singh focuses on No. 1

Appleby wins season-opening tournament
KAPALUA, Hawaii -- Back on Maui for the first time in four years, Stuart Appleby made sure he wouldn't have to wait that long to return to the winners-only Mercedes Championships.

Prep basketball scores

Lucky bounce finishes goalie's shutout streak

Thrashers tie Coyotes

Thrashers tie Coyotes
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Phoenix goalie Brian Boucher's record shutout streak ended with a goal he had no chance of stopping.

Lucky bounce finishes goalie's shutout streak
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Brian Boucher had another brilliant game in goal for the Phoenix Coyotes. No shutout this time, though.

Looking for an innovative baby name? Think luxury
The Wall Street Journal recently searched Social Security databases and found that many people are naming their children after luxury consumer products.

Looking for an innovative baby name? Think luxury
The Wall Street Journal recently searched Social Security databases and found that many people are naming their children after luxury consumer products.

Last teen sentenced for slaying of Evans man
The last of four teens accused in the 2002 death of an Evans man was sentenced in a Columbia County court Monday.

Man charged with killing 4-year-old child
Authorities charged a woman's boyfriend with murder Tuesday in the death of her 4-year-old child this weekend, officials said.

South Carolina House, Senate sessions begin
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Legislators returned to their desks Tuesday to discuss overhauling the state's civil lawsuit system, Gov. Mark Sanford's first executive budget and vetoes remaining from last year.

Religion suffers when mixed with politics
Concerning Richard Lathan's Jan. 7 letter, "Whatever name you use, God is God": Doug Martin, Evans, Ga.

Bush should be committed to mental hospital
President George W. Bush seemed to be amused when former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was found hiding in a hole. He has a short memory. Mr. Bush was forced to hide in a Nebraska hole on Sept. 11, 2001. Thanks to U.S. taxpayers, Mr. Bush's hole was much fancier than Saddam's hole, but his predicament was similar. Mark Gelbart, Augusta

America: Liberating Iraq, exploring Mars

New fan disappointed that Augusta Jazz Project is folding

America: Liberating Iraq, exploring Mars
Congratulations and attaboys all around to National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory folks in Pasadena, Calif., on the brilliant success of the Mars Spirit mission. This is truly amazing science in our lifetime. Randy Potter, Augusta

Faithful can keep personal reminders
Regarding Richard Lathan's Jan. 7 letter to the editor, "Whatever name you use, God is God": Carl Champlin, Aiken, S.C.

Taxpayers paying for consolidation's nonsense
Augusta has the potential to be a model community, but time and again our progress is impeded by good-ol'-boy politics, shortsighted leadership and, not least of all, a complacent general public. Brian Green, Augusta

Religion suffers when mixed with politics

Dem presidential candidates can't carry load

Faithful can keep personal reminders

New fan disappointed that Augusta Jazz Project is folding
I read in the Jan. 2 Chronicle that the Augusta Jazz Project, founded by Dr. Rudy Volkmann, is folding. I'm writing to express my extreme disappointment, as I had just discovered the AJP at their Nov. 15 concert at the Imperial Theatre. This concert had been listed in The Chronicle's Applause calendar - just a simple line or two, naming the date and venue. Kelly Hagood, Evans, Ga.

Dem presidential candidates can't carry load
After watching some of the Democratic presidential candidates debate on Jan. 4, I am thoroughly convinced that many Democrats should be viewed as having a severe mental disorder. In this case, it could be called the Koresh Syndrome. Michael J. Rhoden, North Augusta, S.C.

Taxpayers paying for consolidation's nonsense

Seniors calendar

Hose might be source of space station's air pressure drop

Women's Club will hold open house

Does hyperspeed maglev train have a future?

As a cyborg, eccentric professor tailors reality

As a cyborg, eccentric professor tailors reality

China announces third suspected SARS case in Guangdong

Inbox trauma: New anti-spam tools falter

AP poll: Bush space plans get lukewarm reception

PC version of Invisible War disappoints

Mars rover should roll from lander later this week

Mars Internet downloads exceed volume of Library of Congress

Casinos use detective firm to net cheats, card counters

Report: Sony develops longer recording mini disc

Study finds 30 minutes' daily walking can prevent weight gain

China announces third suspected SARS case in Guangdong
BEIJING -- China's third suspected SARS case emerged Monday when authorities confirmed the hospitalization of a 35-year-old man who, like the two others, lives in the southern province of Guangdong - a region under orders to move aggressively against the disease.

Mars rover should roll from lander later this week
PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Spirit rover has been on Mars for more than a week but still hasn't landed.

Women's Club will hold open house
With suffrage fever running high throughout the United States in the early 1900s, women's clubs began to back the movement that led to the passage of the 19th Amendment.

Mars Internet downloads exceed volume of Library of Congress
NEW YORK -- Think of the Library of Congress's entire print collections - and then some - to get an idea of how much data space enthusiasts have downloaded from NASA's Web sites this week.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

PC version of Invisible War disappoints
I really wanted to enjoy "Deus Ex: Invisible War." I was intrigued by its notions of shadowy global corporations, biologically enhanced warriors and nanotechnology. As a sci-fi junkie, I figured that would be ample fodder for a gripping, exciting video game.

Casinos use detective firm to net cheats, card counters
LAS VEGAS -- Moments after Kevin Lewis sat down at a high stakes blackjack table inside an Atlantic City casino last summer, the pit boss got the word: Lewis was a card counter.

Report: Sony develops longer recording mini disc
TOKYO -- Sony Corp. has developed a technology that boosts the audio recording capacity of its mini-discs from the current 80 minutes to a whopping 40 hours, Japan's leading business daily, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, reported Wednesday.

AP poll: Bush space plans get lukewarm reception
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's plan to build a space station on the moon and eventually send astronauts to Mars hasn't grabbed the public's imagination, an Associated Press poll suggests.

As a cyborg, eccentric professor tailors reality
TORONTO -- When you first meet Steve Mann, it seems as if you've interrupted him appraising diamonds or doing some sort of specialized welding. Because the first thing you notice is the plastic frame that comes around his right ear and holds a lens over his right eye.

Hose might be source of space station's air pressure drop
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Mission controllers suspect a leaky hose in the international space station's U.S.-built laboratory module may be the source of a slow drop in air pressure over the past three weeks, but they are still trying to confirm it, NASA said Monday.

Does hyperspeed maglev train have a future?
TSURU, Japan -- With a slight jerk and a high-pitched whine, the world's fastest train accelerates from a standstill so quickly that the excited passengers are pushed deep into their seats.

Living briefs
Keeping Sunday set aside as a day of rest means different things to different people.

Study finds 30 minutes' daily walking can prevent weight gain
CHICAGO -- Overweight adults who are not on a diet need only a small amount of exercise - the equivalent of a half-hour of brisk walking per day - to prevent further weight gain, a study found.

Inbox trauma: New anti-spam tools falter
NEW YORK -- Software makers have spent millions of dollars developing new tools for battling spam, and a new federal anti-spam law went into effect on Jan. 1.

Line lifts Lynx to win

Line lifts Lynx to win
Louis Goulet came up with the perfect name for his red-hot line, featuring Jonathan Gagnon and Paul Vincent.

Inmate kicking charge gets YDC worker fired
A former Aiken County Sheriff's lieutenant who went to work at the Augusta Youth Development Campus was fired by the private vendor last week, accused of kicking a teenage inmate several times.

Sanford proposes eliminating funds for state caisson team
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Gov. Mark Sanford's executive budget would cut money for the state's eight-horse caisson team and likely mean disbanding the unit, which has led the funeral processions of former U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, U.S. Rep. Floyd Spence and police officers killed in the line of duty.

Charleston mayor inaugurated for unprecedented eighth term

Assembly's first day is quiet
ATLANTA - Belying the political controversies that are bound to roil the 2004 General Assembly, peace and harmony prevailed Monday as lawmakers kicked off the annual 40-day session.

Senator returns to work healthy
ATLANTA - Nearly a year after a brain aneurysm sent her to the hospital, Sen. Faye Smith, D-Milledgeville, has returned to the Capitol and says she is "feeling fine."

For 1956 Georgia flag supporters, the fight isn't over
ATLANTA -- As lawmakers return to the Capitol for a new term Monday, they'll be greeted by an old sight - protesters waving the Dixie cross of stars and demanding a vote on the Georgia flag.

Across the area
A guard at a state prison in Edgefield County was arrested on charges that he tried to smuggle marijuana for an inmate.

Regents consider new guidelines on fund-raising organizations
ATHENS, Ga. -- The University System Board of Regents will listen to a national expert Wednesday as it considers placing new guidelines on private fund-raising organizations such as the UGA Foundation.

Accrediting group investigating Glynn school board
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- The agency that accredits schools in the South has begun an investigation into charges of improper conduct by the Glynn County Board of Education.

News you can use
JAN. 12, 1949 Mrs. W.D. Greene of Beman Street said last night that she still has not heard from her husband, who has been missing since last Tuesday.

Assembly's first day is quiet

State officials attempted to buy vaccine from military
ATLANTA -- Under pressure from local health workers, Georgia Division of Public Health officials were so desperate to buy flu vaccine last month that they contacted Fort Stewart in search of extra supplies.

Across the region
COLUMBIA - Twelve people suffered minor injuries after an on-duty police officer lost control of his patrol car and crashed into a downtown store.

New water rate plan more costly to most Atlanta households
ATLANTA -- Most Atlanta water and sewer customers will have to pay more under a plan adopted by the Atlanta City Council last week than under a proposal by Mayor Shirley Franklin that was shunned last month because it was too expensive.

Georgia Legislature
ATLANTA - When Georgia lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Monday, they barely looked up at the familiar airplane overhead towing a "LET US VOTE" banner.

Auction closes book on Athens eatery
ATHENS, Ga. - For 74 years, the Charlie Williams Pinecrest Lodge served up Southern cooking, buffet style, to college students, locals and visitors to Athens.

City to hear country club discrimination case
ATLANTA -- The city of Atlanta will hear a discrimination complaint against a country club Monday filed by two couples who say the country club discriminates against same-sex couples by denying them the perks given to other families.

Legislators push four-year college program for USC-Sumter
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina's president is no fan of the idea of making its Sumter campus a four-year college, but legislators are poised to do just that.

Fire fees vary widely
WARRENVILLE, S.C. - Like a lot of folks living in Aiken County, Mary Delaney's mailing address doesn't match her telephone exchange, a common occurrence in a sprawling jurisdiction where service boundaries often fail to make geographic sense.

Assembly to face budget request, HOPE study
ATLANTA - There won't be a contest for speaker of the House when the General Assembly is gaveled into session today.

Capitol greets public
ATLANTA - Most Georgians who follow the happenings of their state lawmakers do so by picking up the newspaper each morning or by turning on a television.

Horry County immigrants laud Bush's immigration proposal
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- President Bush's proposal to overhaul the nation's immigration laws has been well received with Horry County immigrants.

Inmate kicking charge gets YDC worker fired

Charleston bus service reduction creates transportation crunch
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- With Charleston's bus service curtailed, people may have to rely more on cabs to get around the city.

Family buries four of its own following Georgia killings

Man sentenced for shooting
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A Summerville man convicted of shooting Dorchester County Sheriff's deputy Michael Deese and his police dog this past April has been sentenced 15 years in prison.

Cuts add to agency's burden

Funeral services for slaying victims to be held Monday
By the time Melissa Peeler got the phone call, her infant daughter had been strangled and her parents and sister fatally shot. The man she had left Georgia to escape was on the phone, saying he had her three other girls and would "start killing the kids one by one" if she called police, relatives say.

Grants go for homes
AIKEN - Federal money that Aiken used to spend on refurbishing rundown homes will now be spent to build new ones, a cost-efficient switch officials say will help more people.

Student's research on autism gets her on Web
Former high school standout Vandna Jerath continues to make a name for herself and to establish a voice for others as she pursues her education at Johns Hopkins University.

Rivera jury is in place
Beginning today, the 16 residents selected Monday as jurors in Reinaldo Rivera's trial will learn the horrifying details of a series of fatal rapes in the Augusta area.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Kaley Makenzie Fields Youngblood, 23 months, of Martinez.

Perdue, Taylor join on child abuse bill
ATLANTA - This is the year for Georgia to toughen its child abuse laws to include provisions against child endangerment, Gov. Sonny Perdue and Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor said Monday.

Across Georgia
CALHOUN -Funerals for four people killed in a northwest Georgia slaying and kidnapping will be held today at Trinity Baptist Church in Calhoun.

Columbia County teen gets life in prison
The last of four teens accused in the 2002 kidnapping and death of an Evans man was sentenced in a Columbia County court Monday.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -A Summerville man convicted of shooting Dorchester County sheriff's Deputy Michael Deese and his police dog in April has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

S.C. groups seek to get out black vote
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Groups including the state branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the South Carolina Voter Education Project are sponsoring activities around the state to encourage blacks to vote in the Feb. 3 Democratic presidential primary.

Rants and Raves
I HAVE A RAVE for disc jockey John Kelly at WSLT. I think he's the best thing since folded paper napkins. He's sweet on the radio. You call him up, he'll talk to you. He doesn't just put you on hold.

Cuts add to agency's burden
AIKEN - The United Way of Aiken County has about $13,000 less this year in federal aid earmarked for emergency food and shelter programs that are critical during winter months, officials said.

Artillery group is back in Thomson
THOMSON - Spc. Robert Wynn is just happy to be home. And he already has his priorities set.

Rants and raves
THIS IS IN response to the Michael Jackson rant saying that he might just be innocent and those might be false allegations. Well, Michael Jackson made some false allegations against the Santa Barbara police. Nobody mentioned that.

Five questions
Dr. Jerry J. Buccafusco, Professor of pharmacology and toxicology at Medical College of Georgia, director of the Alzheimer's Research Center and CEO of Prime Behavior Testing Laboratories Inc., answers five questions.

Across South Carolina

Sanford proposes eliminating funds for state caisson team

Assembly to face budget request, HOPE study

County wants money repaid

Fire fees vary widely

Across the area

Across the region

Business decrease brought closing
ATHENS, Ga. - Bidders lined up for a chance at history Saturday as the Charlie Williams Pinecrest Lodge auctioned off 70 years of memories.

Property tax is sore spot with officials
AIKEN - South Carolina's structure for funding public schools is being challenged in a court lawsuit, which resumed last week, and lawmakers are scrambling to find a way to fix the problem as the legislative session kicks off this week.

Experts say man manipulated girls
ATHENS, Ga. - The social organization of the religious sect led by Dwight "Malachi" York appeared to have been structured as an elaborate grooming process for victims used to satisfy the lust of a pedophile, according to experts on child sexual abuse.

Horry County immigrants laud Bush's immigration proposal

Across the area
An Augusta man said four men robbed him after they all went to several downtown strip clubs together Saturday night, a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report states.

Across the southeast

Experience aids superintendent

Funeral services for slaying victims to be held Monday

News you can use

State officials attempted to buy vaccine from military

Kid of the day

Business decrease brought closing

Man charged with killing 4-year-old child

Capitol greets public

South Carolina House, Senate sessions begin

Regents consider new guidelines on fund-raising organizations

Rants and raves
THIS IS IN response to the Michael Jackson rant saying that he might just be innocent and those might be false allegations. Well, Michael Jackson made some false allegations against the Santa Barbara police. Nobody mentioned that.

Last teen sentenced for slaying of Evans man

Health board to vote on funding

Man sentenced for shooting

Senator returns to work healthy

News you can use

City to hear country club discrimination case

Rants and Raves
I HAVE A RAVE for disc jockey John Kelly at WSLT. I think he's the best thing since folded paper napkins. He's sweet on the radio. You call him up, he'll talk to you. He doesn't just put you on hold.

County wants money repaid
When cell phones ring in Martinez or Evans, Columbia County officials hear the sound of thousands of dollars being siphoned to Augusta.

Five questions

Man charged in woman's assault
An Augusta man has been charged with dragging his ex-girlfriend down her driveway and shooting her in the face over the weekend, critically wounding the woman, authorities said Monday.

Across Georgia

Police search for rape suspect
AIKEN - Police hope to make an arrest soon in the weekend kidnapping and rape of a 23-year-old woman in the Hahn Village subdivision.

Accrediting group investigating Glynn school board

Experience aids superintendent
Stepping in midyear as McCormick County's new superintendent is not an easy task, but Dr. Sandra Calliham said she hopes her experience as the county's assistant superintendent will help guide her through the fast-paced year.

Across the area

Mom left children to get tattoo
An Augusta mother of five children found at home alone over the weekend was out getting a tattoo on her chest, officials said Monday.

Property tax is sore spot with officials

Health board to vote on funding
ATLANTA - The Georgia Board of Community Health could vote as soon as Wednesday on a state rules change that would allow hospitals with a high concentration of indigent patients to cut in half their financial commitment to primary care.

Student's research on autism gets her on Web

Towpath visitors overlook museum
Patrons of the Augusta Canal's popular towpath are affluent and well-educated but largely unaware of the new Interpretive Center at the other end of the waterway, according to a new survey.

For 1956 Georgia flag supporters, the fight isn't over

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Rylee Makayla Knox, 2, of Noth Augusta.

Experts say man manipulated girls

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Charleston mayor inaugurated for unprecedented eighth term
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. was inaugurated for an unprecedented eight term Monday and pledged to work for children, better regional planning and to try to save the region's troubled bus system.

Rivera jury is in place

Mystery disease not so sweet for Georgia's Vidalia onion crop
ALBANY, Ga. -- Researchers are scrambling to identify a mystery disease that has emerged for the first time as a threat to Georgia's $75 million crop of Vidalia sweet onions.

Liberal Baptist preacher challenges county

Liberal Baptist preacher challenges county
CLARKESVILLE, Ga. -- A faded tattoo decorates the 70-year-old biceps of Bo Turner.

Family buries four of its own following Georgia killings
CALHOUN, Ga. -- Relatives of four slain family members prepared to bury their own Monday as they expressed frustration over failed attempts to distance themselves from the man suspected in the killings.

Braun visits Grand Strand, speaks on education
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Democratic presidential candidate Carol Moseley Braun visited the Grand Strand Saturday, but she didn't visit Georgetown Steel to talk about job loss like most of the candidates.

Across the southeast
RALEIGH, N.C. -A computer network for all North Carolina public school teachers, targeted for completion this year, will take two more years and will probably end up costing more than $150 million.

City looks at private operators for marinas
Two city-run marinas might be more profitable under a private operator, city officials said Monday, one month after an audit found inconsistent slip fees, sloppy bookkeeping and on-site safety hazards at the two Savannah River docks.

Towpath visitors overlook museum

Mystery disease not so sweet for Georgia's Vidalia onion crop

Legislators push four-year college program for USC-Sumter

DNA is to blame for adult expansion
Aren't there times when you just want to reach deep inside your body and yank out all your DNA by the roots, stripping it from every organ, every tissue, every cell, until there's not a molecule of it left?

Robot-camera developer, audio firm earn Oscars
LOS ANGELES -- A pioneer in robotic-camera operations and a company that makes digital-audio systems to edit movie soundtracks will receive honorary Academy Awards.

Robot-camera developer, audio firm earn Oscars

'Big Fish' holds narrow box-office lead over 'Rings'
LOS ANGELES -- Tim Burton's "Big Fish" took in $14.5 million to slip past "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" as the No. 1 weekend movie, according to studio estimates Sunday.

'Big Fish' holds narrow box-office lead over 'Rings'

Luciano Pavarotti celebrates new album, daughter, marriage

Luciano Pavarotti celebrates new album, daughter, marriage
NEW YORK -- Luciano Pavarotti is no stranger to pop - he has performed with artists ranging from Bono to Mariah Carey, and his operatic recordings as part of the Three Tenors have achieved crossover success.

Judge gets arguments for closing Bryant-case hearings
DENVER -- There is no way to hold public court hearings on the medical records of Kobe Bryant's alleged sexual assault victim without violating her privacy rights, lawyers for the prosecution and the woman say in court filings.

Judge gets arguments for closing Bryant-case hearings

No. 1 Connecticut tops Oklahoma
STORRS, Conn. -- Emeka Okafor fell one blocked shot short of a triple-double and No. 1 Connecticut put on one of the most impressive defensive displays of the season, knocking No. 6 Oklahoma from the ranks of the unbeaten, 86-59 Sunday.

Fiery Fox turns dismal Panthers into winners

A couple of rematches in title games

Another MVP coming to face Patriots

Grimm, Smith finalists for Bears' vacancy

Eagles nab Packers in overtime

Miami hires Marino

Manning leads Colts past Chiefs

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JERUSALEM -- Teeth chattering and lips blue from the cold, 17-year-old Palestinian Raad Aweisat took a deep breath and dived back into the chilly three-lane swimming pool for a few more laps.

Palestinian trains in makeshift pool for Olympics

Athens security chiefs to meet top U.S. security officials
ATHENS, Greece -- Olympic security chiefs will meet in Washington this week with top U.S. officials ahead of exercises involving American personnel in March, Greek officials said Monday.

Athens security chiefs to meet top U.S. security officials

Athens security chiefs to meet top U.S. security officials

Athens security chiefs to meet top U.S. security officials
ATHENS, Greece -- Olympic security chiefs will meet in Washington this week with top U.S. officials ahead of exercises involving American personnel in March, Greek officials said Monday.

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Centuries-old dance from Brazil latest exercise trend

Galaxy trades Simon Elliott to Columbus for draft pic
CARSON, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Galaxy traded midfielder Simon Elliott to the Columbus Crew on Monday for a first-round choice in 2005 MLS draft.

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USC Aiken's Curt Triplin has been chosen as the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week.

Soccer stars - fashion's new sex symbols
MILAN, Italy -- Fashion has a new sex symbol: the soccer player, who joins rock and movie stars as icons of male style.

More than a decade later, Kwan best thing going
ATLANTA -- Michelle Kwan can't quite put her finger on what keeps her around, long after everyone else her age left the party.

Centuries-old dance from Brazil latest exercise trend
DURHAM, N.C. -- A centuries-old Brazilian dance that combines martial arts with the pulse and energy of a Carnival party is sweeping U.S. fitness centers, challenging gym rats constantly looking for new trends.

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Clemson coach Tommy Bowden is one of nine finalists for the 2003 Bear Bryant Award, presented each year to the national coach of the year by the American Heart Association of Houston.

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

Manning leads Colts past Chiefs
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- He's been unstoppable - and Peyton Manning knows it.

Grimm, Smith finalists for Bears' vacancy
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Russ Grimm described himself as a "blue collar guy, meat and potatoes" who would welcome the chance to coach the Chicago Bears.

Miami hires Marino
DAVIE, Fla. - Dan Marino returned to the Miami Dolphins as senior vice president of football operations Monday, a surprising move that gives the team a popular if inexperienced boss.

Another MVP coming to face Patriots
FOXBORO, Mass. -- One Most Valuable Player down, one to go.

Fiery Fox turns dismal Panthers into winners
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- John Fox took over a team running on empty. The Carolina Panthers had just finished a 1-15 season and ranked at the bottom of the NFL in almost every statistic.

Eagles nab Packers in overtime
PHILADELPHIA -- Brett Favre has thrown this kind of pass often in his career. And this time, the Philadelphia Eagles' Brian Dawkins was there waiting for it.

A couple of rematches in title games
The Philadelphia Eagles and Carolina Panthers worked overtime for their spots in the NFC championship game.

Foster fills in for Davis to carry Carolina into NFC championship
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- DeShaun Foster took his first handoff with the Carolina Panthers and raced 61 yards for a touchdown.

'Boohbah': A new kids show on PBS

NBC says 'Frasier' will end its run after this season
LOS ANGELES -- After some brief talk of keeping the show going for a 12th season next fall, NBC said Monday that its five-time Emmy-winning comedy, "Frasier," will call it quits in May.

'CBS' facing ethical questions about Jackson interview

'Boohbah': A new kids show on PBS
NEW YORK -- With "Boohbah," beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. But for grown-ups exposed to it, this new PBS kids show might seem beautiful in the same hypnotic way as a druggy midnight screening of "2001: A Space Odyssey."

Patricia Heaton feels right at home as 'Goodbye Girl'
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Patricia Heaton understands what it's like to be Paula McFadden, aka "The Goodbye Girl."

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
A quirky champion, Adrian Monk makes the world a little safer, while never feeling safe himself.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Patricia Heaton feels right at home as 'Goodbye Girl'

Favorite 'Survivor' castaways returning for rematch
NEW YORK -- Get ready to welcome Rudy, Richard, Tina and other favorite "Survivor" castaways for a rematch on the upcoming "Survivor: All-Stars" competition.

'CBS' facing ethical questions about Jackson interview
NEW YORK -- Suddenly enmeshed in an ethical crisis involving Michael Jackson at a time he should be enjoying a victory lap, "60 Minutes" founder Don Hewitt confesses only to bewilderment.

Favorite 'Survivor' castaways returning for rematch

The week ahead

ACLU backs Rush Limbaugh in prescription drug case

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Q&A With Neve Campbell

Michael Jackson's family promises big fan support

Tim Burton gives life the last laugh over death in 'Big Fish'

Supreme Court stays out comic book hockey fight

Georgia forward out for rest of season
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia forward Corey Gibbs will miss the rest of the season because of a recurring knee problem.

Evans approaches Georgia AD job with patience, financial savvy

Georgia forward out for rest of season

Pollack decides to stay for his senior season

Pollack decides to stay for his senior season
ATHENS, Ga. -- The lure of beating Florida for the first time wasn't enough to bring David Pollack back for his senior year. Neither was the chance to reach the Southeastern Conference championship game for the third straight season.

Lady Dogs rout Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Sherrill Baker scored 16 points and No. 12 Georgia used a key run starting at the end of the first half to coast past Kentucky 74-53 Sunday.

Evans approaches Georgia AD job with patience, financial savvy
ATHENS, Ga. -- Pink phone message slips litter Damon Evans' desk. An average of 50 to 60 e-mails fill his inbox each day. A framed copy of Sports Illustrated's list of the 101 most influential minorities in sports - he squeaked in as No. 100 - sits on his office floor.

Lady Dogs rout Kentucky

South Carolina hires Rick Minter as defensive coordinator
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Rick Minter, who was fired last month after 10 seasons at Cincinnati, has been hired as defensive coordinator at South Carolina, the school said Monday.

Alabama edges South Carolina

Alabama edges South Carolina
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Monique Bivins scored nine of her 16 points during a late rally to help Alabama defeat South Carolina 74-71 Sunday in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.

Singer just wants to inspire
Chelsea Logue is just 16 but already is a regular performer at Augusta coffee shops and has her first CD, Incarnadine, set to debut Friday.

Girl should ask friend about their relationship
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: On an e-mail that asked, "Who are your best friends?" my friend put down two other names and not mine. I really thought we were very close friends. Should I ask her what happened to our friendship?

What's the biggest challenge teens face?

Teens say church support helps them avoid trouble
Choosing between right and wrong, good and bad, cool and uncool is an everyday battle for teens.

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On DVD or VHS: The ultimate showdown between two of the scariest men in movies takes place in Freddy vs. Jason.

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Your style
THE FACTS: Tyisha Richards, 14, a freshman at T.W. Josey High School.

Teens say church support helps them avoid trouble

What's the biggest challenge teens face?
Here are the results for last week's question: Should the HOPE scholarship have a SAT requirement?

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

'Cheaper' satisfies viewers of all ages
My family has not been to the movies together in more than five years. With ages ranging from 5 to 45, there is seldom a film to satisfy each taste. Thankfully, Cheaper by the Dozen proved enjoyable for all of us.

Girl should ask friend about their relationship

Silence required at elementary school

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