Ken Kesey's 1967 journal from jail published with drawings
PLEASANT HILL, Ore. -- When Ken Kesey was kicked loose after spending the 1967 Summer of Love in jail for a marijuana bust, the guards asked the famous author, psychedelic explorer and prankster if he was going to write a book and include them in it.

Black-and-white images produce some "colorful" photo books

Survey of Cuban music hits high note
In 1996, American guitarist Ry Cooder went to Havana and gathered several prominent local musicians for a recording session that produced the highly successful album "Buena Vista Social Club."

Jonathan Kellerman's new thriller is gripping, intricately plotted

New version of children's book reignites a debate
NEW YORK -- "The Story of Little Black Sambo," a tale about a boy who outwits four fierce tigers by giving up his new clothes, has been reprinted with new illustrations to replace the condescending renderings of its young black protagonist.

Ken Kesey's 1967 journal from jail published with drawings

Black-and-white images produce some "colorful" photo books
"Without the use of colour the commonplace becomes more mysterious. There is an exploration of the image that goes beyond the document."

New version of children's book reignites a debate

Glitter renewed, Verrocchio's boy-warrior stands triumphant

'Amateur Marriage' the work of a real pro

'Intelligence in War" details quest for military information

Survey of Cuban music hits high note

Arts calendar
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'Amateur Marriage' the work of a real pro
Anne Tyler's 16th novel, "The Amateur Marriage," is framed by two world-changing events. The book begins during World War II and ends more than a half-century later, after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Jonathan Kellerman's new thriller is gripping, intricately plotted
"The Conspiracy Club," the new thriller by Jonathan Kellerman, is an intriguing mystery involving psychotherapist Jeremy Carrier, who's filled with unbearable grief following the brutal murder of his girlfriend.

Glitter renewed, Verrocchio's boy-warrior stands triumphant
ATLANTA -- David, fresh from his triumph over Goliath, is again the fair-haired boy sculpted by Andrea del Verrocchio and possibly modeled by the 15th-century Florentine's student, Leonardo da Vinci.

'Intelligence in War" details quest for military information
In an age of instant communication and satellite observation, it's hard to imagine how alone and frustrated England's Adm. Horatio Nelson must have felt in 1798, leading his fleet into the Mediterranean in search of a French armada carrying the army of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Works by Picasso, Manet, Degas highlight art auction
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- Pablo Picasso's 1905 painting, "Boy With a Pipe," as well as major works by Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas and others will headline an auction this spring of 44 paintings from a charitable foundation created by philanthropist Betsey Whitney.

Works by Picasso, Manet, Degas highlight art auction

Arts calendar

Cubs agree to $9.75 million deal with Wood

Ordonez signs minor league deal with Padres
SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres signed shortstop Rey Ordonez to a minor league contract Friday and invited him to spring training.

Cubs agree to $9.75 million deal with Wood
CHICAGO -- Kerry Wood agreed Friday to a $9.75 million, one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs, who hope to work out a multiyear deal.

Drivers don't see how often they cross the line

Streakers in restaurant watch as their car stolen
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Three men who went streaking through a Denny's restaurant were chilled and chagrined when they spotted a thief drive off in their getaway car, their clothes inside.

Firefighters in California town resign to protest colleague's porn career
KEYES, Calif. -- Seventeen firefighters in a small volunteer department resigned this week to protest the pornography career of a colleague who allegedly discussed her work at the firehouse.

Odds and Ends
HARLEYVILLE, S.C. -- Harleyville is cashing in on the commodity of its town limit signs.

Speaker links fate of industry, nation

Business briefs

Electronics companies woo women

On the move
Christel Price Hammond has joined Wachovia Mortgage Corp. as a mortgage loan officer. The native Augustan has more than 18 years' banking experience, eight of which is related to real estate. She has a bachelor's degree in finance/economics from Augusta State University.

Speaker links fate of industry, nation
Critics of free trade argued at a panel discussion Thursday that the demise of American manufacturing will be the downfall of the United States.

Kmart plans to close two more stores

Schick says judge ruled in its favor in Gillette patent case
BOSTON -- A federal judge has denied Gillette's request to block Schick-Wilkinson Sword from selling its new Quattro razor, according to Schick's parent company, Energizer Holdings.

Consumer confidence at three-year high, U. Mich. reports

Dollar up, gold down in Europe
LONDON -- The U.S. dollar rose against other major currencies in European trading Friday. Gold fell.

Kmart plans to close two more stores
TROY, Mich. -- Discount retailer Kmart Holding Corp. plans to close two more stores, including one in Michigan, when leases on the buildings expire.

Business briefs
CINCINNATI - Federated Department Stores Inc. plans to close five underperforming Rich's-Macy's and Lazarus-Macy's stores in Alabama, Georgia, Ohio and Pennsylvania by May.

Business calendar
Tuesday: Women in Business; sponsored by MCG Health System; Pullman Hall; 11:30 a.m.; speaker: Richard Lawson on What Matters Most: Increasing Efficiency Through Life Management; members $15, nonmembers$18.

Sunless booths draw new customers to tanning salons

Size, location make it difficult to find tenants for big-box stores

Employer spotlight

Business calendar

Electronics companies woo women
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The sea of big-screen TVs at the electronics store may be tuned to football games and NASCAR races, but smart marketers are learning that testosterone doesn't necessarily control the purse strings.

Spock joining Kirk in Priceline.com ads

Cold weather gives small businesses an impetus to save on energy
NEW YORK -- With parts of the country already suffering through bitter cold, small business owners are caught between the need to keep their offices and buildings warm and the need to save money.

Dollar up, gold down in Europe

It's American vs. Czech in 'Bud' trademark battle
CESKE BUDEJOVICE, Czech Republic -- It's the battle of the Buds. A nearly century-long trademark dispute is intensifying between Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc., the world's largest brewer, and tiny Czech producer Budejovicky Budvar.

Schick says judge ruled in its favor in Gillette patent case

Size, location make it difficult to find tenants for big-box stores
Tall grass and weeds poke through cracks in the parking lot at the old Circuit City building off Wrightsboro Road.

Federated to close 5 underperforming stores by May
CINCINNATI - Federated Department Stores Inc. plans to close five underperforming Rich's-Macy's and Lazarus-Macy's stores in Alabama, Georgia, Ohio and Pennsylvania by May.

Business inventories up by 0.3 percent in November
WASHINGTON -- America's businesses - keeping a close eye on economy's pulse - boosted their stockpiles by a modest 0.3 percent in November, a sign that companies are betting the rebound will be lasting.

U.S. plans shift to alternative drug-test methods
NEW YORK - The federal government is preparing to overhaul drug testing of its employees to include scrutiny of workers' hair, saliva and sweat, a shift that could spur more businesses to revise screening for millions of their own workers.

Employer spotlight
BAKELITE EPOXY POLYMERS CORP. OWNER: RAG Aktiengesellschaft of Essen, Germany LOCATION: An 80-acre site behind Solvay Advanced Polymers on Clanton Road in south Richmond County

Biz bites
Here is a list of the 10 largest U.S. banks by assets, according to data compiled by American Banker, a daily trade publication. Assets are as of June 30.

Brannen: Retaining those who want to leave not always wise
There are many measures of the health and vitality of an organization and the morale of its employees. One such measure is turnover, or the frequency that employees voluntarily leave.

Consumer confidence at three-year high, U. Mich. reports
NEW YORK - The University of Michigan's index measuring consumers' collective mood soared in mid-January to its highest reading in three years, well above economists' expectations.

On the move

Spock joining Kirk in Priceline.com ads
NORWALK, Conn. -- Move over, Capt. Kirk. Mr. Spock is now sharing command in commercials for Priceline.com.

Cold weather gives small businesses an impetus to save on energy

It's American vs. Czech in 'Bud' trademark battle

Sunless booths draw new customers to tanning salons
No longer can fears of skin cancer and sunburn keep you from getting the perfect tan.

Walker's been counting on running again for a while

Walker's been counting on running again for a while
"CHARLES, GET UP." Former Sen.Charles Walker, who will challenge Sen. Randy Hall for his District 22 seat this year, has emerged from his forced political retirement fitter, leaner, a vote-getting-gleaner, determined to take back the seat.

Clemson falls to N.C. State
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Julius Hodge, coming off a season-low performance against Duke, scored 23 points to lead North Carolina State by Clemson 86-69 on Saturday night.

Clemson falls to N.C. State

Smoker looking to impress NFL scouts at Hula Bowl
WAILUKU, Hawaii -- Jeff Smoker believes his senior season at Michigan State answered his critics. Now, he's trying to prove himself to the NFL scouts attending Saturday's Hula Bowl.

College football notebook

Smoker looking to impress NFL scouts at Hula Bowl

Attorney: Fulmer gave NCAA damaging claims against Alabama
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer secretly provided damaging information about Alabama to the NCAA, according to a lawyer for two former Crimson Tide football coaches suing the organization.

College football notebook
Former Nebraska interim coach Bo Pelini was hired as co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach, joining the Cornhuskers' longtime conference rival.<

Auburn president resigns after rancor over search for coach
AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn president William Walker resigned Friday after enduring heavy criticism for the way he botched a football coaching search.

Auburn president resigns after rancor over search for coach

Aiken Tech, Shine continue hot start

Women's basketball roundup

Men's basketball roundup

Start with state's kids
Dear Gov. Perdue, We applaud your making children the state's No. 1 priority. Especially the emphasis on creating a new law prohibiting child endangerment.

Child protection near
There may be plenty of contentious, partisan issues in this election year as Georgia's General Assembly works its will. But one of them apparently won't be child protection.

Child protection near

Start with state's kids

Tilt toward security
The world changed forever on Sept. 11, 2001.

Tilt toward security

The Futurity is now

The Futurity is now
It's time to get over those post-holiday blues. The Augusta Futurity gets under way this Thursday and runs through Jan. 31. This year is special, marking the silver anniversary for the largest cutting horse competition east of the Mississippi.

Jackson pleads innocent to child molestation charges
SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- Arriving to a sea of cameras and fans, Michael Jackson pleaded innocent Friday to child-molestation charges that could send him to prison - and was scolded by the judge for being 21 minutes late for his first court appearance.

Billy Crystal getting ready to host Academy Awards
LOS ANGELES -- Billy Crystal says he felt the itch again - and that's why he's back as host of the Oscars.

Q&A With Paula Poundstone
NEW YORK -- Paula Poundstone says people make mistakes, and all you can do is learn from them and move on.

People in the News
GENEVA -- Former "Baywatch" star Carmen Electra has won control of the Internet name www.carmenelectra.com in a ruling by a United Nations panel, a U.N. spokeswoman said Thursday.

Bonds lower as stock market is up slightly
NEW YORK -- Bond prices were lower Friday as the stock market made modest gains on news of mixed economic data.

Stocks rise on strong earnings
NEW YORK -- The Dow Jones industrial average reached its highest level since mid-2002 Friday as investors greeted strong earnings from General Electric Co. and Juniper Networks Inc. The Dow and the Standard & Poor's 500 advanced for the seventh week in a row.

Many will see smaller tax bills this year
WASHINGTON -- Tax rates dropped last January, but most taxpayers have received only half of the cuts coming to them. That means many of them can expect a bigger refund or a smaller tax bill when they figure their 2003 returns this year.

Treasury urges Congress to tighten deductions for car donations
WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department, responding to evidence that taxpayers who donate cars to charities tend to overstate their value, asked Congress to impose new restrictions on deductions for donated automobiles.

Accounts help pay medical expenses
NEW YORK - As medical-insurance premiums skyrocket, more companies are looking for ways to pass on costs to their workers. At the same time, self-employed people and other individuals who don't have corporate plans are seeking affordable health-care policies.

Should you tell you're boss you're job hunting?
Q: I've resolved to find a new job in 2004. Do I have any sort of moral obligation to tell my current employer about this?

Resume tips for the new year
It's a new year, and you're determined to land a new job. Make sure your resume is ready to succeed in an electronic world.

Cable company phone service isn't always money-saving deal
Q: My cable TV company is offering me a good deal on phone service. Is it wise to ditch my traditional phone carrier for that service?

Should you tell you're boss you're job hunting?

Go global to diversify portfolio
NEW YORK - Nestle, Toyota, British Petroleum, Nokia - all great companies, based outside the United States. But what's the best way to own them?

Accounts help pay medical expenses

Bonds lower as stock market is up slightly

Stocks rise on strong earnings

Resume tips for the new year

Many will see smaller tax bills this year

Brain sandwiches available despite fears of mad cow disease

Brain sandwiches available despite fears of mad cow disease
EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Fear of mad cow disease hasn't kept Cecelia Coan from eating her beloved deep-fried cow-brain sandwiches.

Jackets dispose of Terps
ATLANTA -- Will Bynum won't have to worry about getting on the court at Georgia Tech if he keeps playing like this.

Jackets dispose of Terps

Wie sets her sights on the weekend

Wie sets her sights on the weekend
HONOLULU -- Ernie Els and Michelle Wie - the Big Easy and the Big Wiesy - played a practice round earlier this week at the Sony Open and were both a couple of strokes under par.

A great performance comes up one shot short
HONOLULU -- This is one time a 14-year-old girl dreads having the weekend off.

With Wie gone, Big Easy makes his move

Impact is made by Wie

With Wie gone, Big Easy makes his move
HONOLULU -- Everything returned to normal Saturday in the Sony Open.

Golf capsules

Golf capsules
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa -- Denmark's Anders Hansen shot a 4-under 68 windy conditions Saturday for a share of the third-round lead with South Africa's Craig Lile in the South African Open.

A great performance comes up one shot short

Impact is made by Wie
HONOLULU - The consolation prize for 14-year-old Michelle Wie was bending over the back of a computer terminal to follow along as her father scrolled down the list of men she beat at the Sony Open.

Area prep basketball scores

Butler remains perfect

Hurricanes top cold Thrashers

Housley retires after 21 NHL seasons
ST. MARY'S POINT, Minn. -- Phil Housley, the highest-scoring American-born player in NHL history, retired Friday after failing to sign with a team this season.

Hurricanes top cold Thrashers
ATLANTA -- Jeff O'Neill broke out of a season-long slump with his second career hat trick, and the Carolina Hurricanes rallied for a 4-3 victory over the plummeting Atlanta Thrashers on Friday night.

Thrashers hit hard times after strong start
ATLANTA -- This started out as the feel-good story of the NHL season - a team bounces back from a tragic car wreck that killed one player and seriously injured another to contend for its first trip to the playoffs.

Thrashers hit hard times after strong start

Drivers don't see how often they cross the line
I am a steering wheel philosopher. I spend a lot of time looking through the windshield and pondering the big questions: What is life? Why are we here? And what is that driver behind me doing?

Elderly woman attacked during morning home invasion
A man forced himself into a 67-year-old Augusta woman's home and tried to sexually assault her early Saturday morning, according to Richmond County Sheriff's officers.

Mother to be charged in child death
While her 4-year-old son was buried Saturday, officials said that the mother of Treymane DaShon Berry, who died Jan. 11, is expected to turn herself in for lying to investigators.

If left to editorialists, man would've never walked on moon

If left to editorialists, man would've never walked on moon
Your Jan. 15 editorial, "Mars plan unreal," is incredibly shortsighted. You wrote, "It's simply unrealistic to take on a huge new manned space exploration program at this time. ... There will someday come a time when it will make sense to plan for manned space flights to Mars, but that time has not come yet." Ms. Justen Wonderly, Evans, Ga.

NARFE opposes drug benefits change

Bush is good leader, not a mental case

RNC doesn't embrace same goals as MoveOn.org
MoveOn.org has come under attack from the Republican National Committee, which has launched a campaign of malicious misinformation to divert attention from the creativity and power of the "Bush in 30 Seconds" contest. The charges centered on two ads posted on the Bush in 30 Seconds Web site which compared President George W. Bush's tactics with those of Adolf Hitler. Lynne L. Parker, North Augusta, S.C.

Cage rival applauds ASU coach Vanover
Reference The Chronicle's Nov. 18 sports article "Ceremony for Vanover today": Hoke N. Brantley, Augusta

NARFE opposes drug benefits change
I read with interest the Jan. 9 letter from C. David Cowfer, "Concerned about effect of prescription-drug bill on retirees." George M. Richardson, Augusta

Anniversary of Roe v. Wade a day of sorrow
The members of the South Augusta Pastors' Conference want to remind the readers of The Augusta Chronicle that Jan. 22 is both a day of sorrow and a day for prayer. Bob Garrett, Augusta (Editor's note: The writer is signing on behalf of eight other members of the South Augusta Pastors' Conference, an area multi-denominational group that joins together for a variety of Christian outreach ministries and events.)

Bush is good leader, not a mental case
In reference to Mark Gelbart's Jan. 13 letter, "G.W. Bush should be committed to a mental hospital": Shelton Chance, Perkins, Ga.

RNC doesn't embrace same goals as MoveOn.org

Rock 'n' rub all night with Dr. Dot

SARS helped Asia contain bird flu that has killed three people

Home questions and answers

Find dress to flatter bride's figure

Alabama museum raising $5 million to save Saturn V moon rocket

Bridal fashion has many options

Blow me down!: Popeye character turns 75

The changing kitchen

NASA searches for key human answers to prepare for Mars mission

Augustans look back on the legacy and lessons of the Rev. Martin Luther King

Images show Mars up close

Family pitches in to create elegant, livable decor

Stop donation with congratulatory letter

Homefront

SARS helped Asia contain bird flu that has killed three people
HANOI, Vietnam -- The World Health Organization credited SARS for helping Asia prepare for a flu that has killed millions of chickens and at least three people, while governments struggled Friday to contain the virus with further curbs on poultry imports and culls of sick birds.

Home questions and answers
Q. Rosemary asks: The cap over our fireplace chimney was nailed in several places on top. The nails rusted and caused a leak. The roofer installed a new one exactly like the old one, (about 4 feet square), but the wind seems to get inside and it sounds like it is buckling. The roofer said he didn't nail it down because the nails eventually would rust and cause another leak. He told me to lay bricks on it.

Bridal fashion has many options
NEW YORK - Style-conscious brides-to-be have even more reasons to cheer this year. Wedding dresses, which until the 1990s were often fussy, rigid and anything but sophisticated, are more stylish than ever.

NASA searches for key human answers to prepare for Mars mission
WASHINGTON -- You're an astronaut on the way to Mars in the year 2034.

Augustans look back on the legacy and lessons of the Rev. Martin Luther King
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy goes beyond the one recorded in history books.

Rock 'n' rub all night with Dr. Dot
NEWARK, N.J. -- She's had her hands all over the naked bodies of the biggest names in music. But she's no groupie.

Living briefs
On the most important day of the NFL season so far, the AFC game will start at 3 p.m. on CBS, WRDW-TV (Channel 12). Then the winner gets to watch to see which NFC team it will face in the Super Bowl. The NFC game starts at 6:30 on Fox, WFXG-TV (Channel 54).

Alabama museum raising $5 million to save Saturn V moon rocket
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- While President Bush is pointing America toward Mars, an Alabama museum is trying to save a nearly 40-year-old Saturn V moon rocket.

Find dress to flatter bride's figure
Fashion designers such as Vera Wang, James Mischka of Badgley Mischka, Reem Acra, Nicole Miller and Richard Tyler weighed in in the spring issue of InStyle Weddings on the best ways to make the most of your figure when choosing a wedding dress. These experts, and other pros, offer the following advice for these figure flaws:

Blow me down!: Popeye character turns 75
LOS ANGELES -- Maybe Popeye owes his longevity to all that vitamin-rich spinach.

The changing kitchen
When we first began as remodeling contractors, there were two basic options for kitchen countertops - ceramic tile and plastic laminate. Occasionally we were asked for butcher block, but almost exclusively laminate or tile were requested.

Images show Mars up close
PASADENA, Calif. - NASA's Spirit rover snapped its first close-ups Friday, using a combination camera and microscope mounted on its arm to photograph in minute detail the rust-colored soil of Mars.

Family pitches in to create elegant, livable decor
When Emmie Eubanks found the condominium she wanted last year in Tiburon in Martinez, she invited two of her nieces to help her decorate.

Consumers warned about space heater fire dangers
WASHINGTON -- With bitter cold gripping much of the East, the government issued a warning about the fire hazards posed by space heaters.

Homefront
Virginia architect Russell Versaci doesn't think homeowners should have to choose between an older home that's loaded with character and a newer home that's lower on maintenance, but also lower on charm.

Stop donation with congratulatory letter
Dear Carson: Would you please suggest a graceful way to notify someone that I will no longer be sending a monthly donation? Times and circumstances change, and I don't feel comfortable in just terminating the gifts. Surely there are many out there who have faced this dilemma.

Strong play lifts Lynx in win
The Augusta Lynx needed to make up ground on Pensacola before the All-Star break. They did their part on Friday night and so did the Mississippi Sea Wolves.

Strong play lifts Lynx in win

Lynx loss is costly
The Augusta Lynx could make no excuses for losses earlier in the week to South Carolina and Columbus. But if they ever had a right to point the finger away from themselves, Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Greensboro Generals was it.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Fantasia Faith Smith Thomas, 3, of Beech Island.

Across the area

Car shipper adds jobs in Georgia, closes Florida operations
ATLANTA -- GLOVIS America, a company that ships Kia and Hyundai autos, will close its port operations in Jacksonville, Fla., and expand its business in the Georgia port of Brunswick.

Street fills with pride for a King
The Glenn Hills High School marching band entertains the crowd during the Martin Luther King Jr. parade.

Focus to move to schools
AIKEN - Since the legislative session kicked off last week, South Carolina lawmakers have been hard at work, butthey will soon have to focus on a number of high-profile education bills.

King holiday closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

New jobs are business' goal
It began as a lesson in giving. But when Cynthia Cooper donated toys and clothes to Goodwill recently, she set off a chain of events. In the words of James Stiff, the president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and CSRA, she turned a shirt into a job.

Settlement will benefit poor
ATLANTA - Legal fees from a court settlement won by the family of a mentally ill man who killed himself while on Georgia's death row will be used to recruit lawyers to represent the poor.

Study aims to prevent cancer
James Shepherd would seem to be the ideal candidate for the nation's largest prostate cancer prevention study.

Group wants to prove relation
SAVANNAH, Ga. - After spending thousands of dollars and almost two decades in and out of court, the O'Regan family remains determined to prove their relation to a woman who died without a will in Savannah - if only for bragging rights.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - An Easley man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to drunken driving in an accident that killed three people, the state attorney general said Friday.

Perdue seeks once-criticized debt

More than a dream
A day after President Bush was booed in Atlanta while visiting the grave of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a civil rights activist used his speech at a King celebration to attack the president's stance on college admissions policies and the Iraq war.

Man attacks woman at home
A man forced himself into a 67-year-old Augusta woman's home and tried to sexually assault her early Saturday morning, according to Richmond County Sheriff's officers.

Two charged with taking money from charitable fund
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- A former city employee and a former volunteer head of a charitable organization have been charged with taking money from a fund meant to help area sports teams, state investigators say.

Heart failure tests focus on blacks
Blacks are twice as likely to suffer from heart failure as whites, yet there is much less data available about blacks' plight.

Residents hope to preserve historically black Pearidge and Nineteen communities
CANTON, Ga. -- Pearidge and Nineteen, two of the oldest African-American communities in Cherokee County, began with a few freed slaves and several hundred acres of land when the Civil War ended.

Fort's volunteers leave mark
Fort Gordon soldiers - and civilians - are engaged in nation-building: their own.

Rants and raves
Because we receive a number of comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturday's Rants & Raves column to set the record straight.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Corrections Department officials say three inmates likely will be charged in last week's disturbance at Broad River Correctional Institution.

Children of civil-rights activists carry on parents' struggles

News you can use

UGA student convicted of two lesser charges
A Clarke County Superior Court jury Friday found a University of Georgia student guilty of misdemeanor charges stemming from the death last year of a fraternity brother who fell from the defendant's moving pickup.

Fort's volunteers leave mark

Across Georgia
The shooting happened while the Middle Georgia Drug Task Force and Middle Georgia Fugitive Squad were conducting an investigation. The gun went off during a fight between Deputy Will Farrell, 42, and Bobby Dewayne Smith, 29, police said.

Across the area

Rivera's defense attorneys to present witnesses Monday
Reinaldo Rivera's defense at torneys will begin presenting witnesses Monday afternoon in Richmond County Superior Court.

Two charged with taking money from charitable fund

Panel ends plan for salary survey
Worried about employee morale, the Richmond County Board of Education has scrapped plans for a salary survey it says the district can neither implement nor afford.

Edwards plays up roots

Saluda County Council chairman dies
SALUDA, S.C. -- Bernard Horne, chairman of the Saluda County Council, has died after being hospitalized with heart problems.

Settlement will benefit poor

Investigators to retrace path of tanker truck in I-95 collision
BALTIMORE -- A federal investigative team will close down Interstate 895 on Saturday afternoon to retrace the path of a tanker truck before it plunged from an overpass onto Interstate 95, sparking an explosion and killing four people.

Heart failure tests focus on blacks

Bad flu season helps U.S. prepare for SARS should it erupt again
ATLANTA -- When a glut of flu patients swamped medical workers in Nashville, Tenn., one day last month, Vanderbilt University Medical Center pulled out its SARS disaster plan.

Pupils design cities of future

New program offers lessons for teen drivers, parents
ATLANTA -- A new state program is designed to assist those who are terrified by the prospect of teaching a teenager to drive.

Senator is ready to face Walker

Woman fights planned landfill
NEW HOLLAND - Kathy Russell moved onto 40 acres in the rural eastern part of Aiken County 10 years ago, hoping to avoid the overdevelopment she experienced in nearby Lexington County.

Kid of the Day

Across the area
SAVANNAH - The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia in Savannah has resigned, effective Friday.

Women in Nuwaubian group deny that they were molested
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Five young women who the government contends were sexually molested as children by cult leader Malachi York all denied the abuse Friday.

King holiday closings

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events
Here is a schedule of events in the area to mark this year's celebration of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

New jobs are business' goal

Teenage shooting victim is jailed
The victim of an alleged drive-by shooting was jailed after authorities found that he and others were involved in suspected gang activity - and that he was shot by a member of his own gang, officials said Friday.

Details revealed in deputy's shooting
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Authorities have released the identity of the Muscogee County sheriff's deputy involved in the Dec. 10 fatal shooting of an unarmed man on Interstate 185.

Bond is denied in two robberies
A Richmond County Superior Court judge denied bond Friday to two men accused of armed robbery in separate cases.

Panel ends plan for salary survey

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Car shipper adds jobs in Georgia, closes Florida operations

Perdue's cuts concern those with health issues

UGA student convicted of two lesser charges

Record turnout is unlikely South Carolina primary

More than a dream

Across South Carolina

Rivera's defense attorneys to present witnesses Monday

Space speech raises questions
ATHENS, Ga. - The space initiative offered by President Bush this week, which calls for the completion of the International Space Station and the resumption of manned flights to the moon, will likely require cuts from other NASA programs, according to a University of Georgia astronomy professor.

Children of civil-rights activists carry on parents' struggles
ATLANTA - The names of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the Rev. Joseph Lowery, John Lewis, Julian Bond and Hosea Williams have become synonymous with the grassroots movement for equality that came to define their generation.

Edwards plays up roots
GREENWOOD, S.C. - Sen. John Edwards is speaking passionately about an America that's divided between haves and have-nots as a waitress at Workman's Restaurant brushes by him with two plates of fried fish.

Pupils design cities of future
AIKEN - Donning lemon-yellow hard hats, striped ties and white button-up dress shirts, Trent McMullen, 14, and Will Mehall, 13, explained how recycling would work in a futuristic city they designed over the past six months.

Reshaping Augusta's VA

Record turnout is unlikely South Carolina primary
AIKEN - The last time South Carolina threw a presi-dential-preference primary bash, it was a standing-room-only affair that was nearly twice the turnout expected by the candidates vying for the 2000 Republican nomination.

Reshaping Augusta's VA
Chuck Wright has nearly sealed the doom of his former home, but Augusta Mayor Bob Young and historic preservationists are still hoping to intervene in his plans.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Senator is ready to face Walker
Two days after Charles Walker Sr. announced he would run for his old state Senate seat, District 22 state Sen. Randy Hall said the move did not surprise him and that he was energized about running for re-election.

Aiken rape suspect shot
AIKEN - An Aiken man wanted on charges of kidnapping, carjacking and rape was shot in the stomach at a house on Bradby Lane early Saturday morning, Aiken Public Safety officials said.

Mother will face charges of lying
While her 4-year-old son was buried Saturday, officials said that the mother of Trey-mane DaShon Berry, who died Jan. 11, is expected to turn herself in for lying to investigators.

News you can use
Jan. 18, 1957 J. Vivian Maxwell, Augusta businessman, was elected president of the 1957 Augusta Community Chest at the annual organizational meeting of the group last night at the Bon Air Hotel. He succeeds Sam O. Maguire.

Across the area
A man who was forbidden by court order from coming to his wife's residence violated that order and was arrested by Richmond County sheriff's deputies Friday night, a police incident report states.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Jaden Antoine Glover of Jackson.

Across Georgia
STONE MOUNTAIN -More than 1,000 people packed a church Saturday to remember a popular high school coach and his son who died during a home invasion.

Rants and raves
Because we receive a number of comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturday's Rants & Raves column to set the record straight.

Across Georgia

Women in Nuwaubian group deny that they were molested

Bad flu season helps U.S. prepare for SARS should it erupt again

YDC contractor hired panelist

Focus to move to schools

Across Georgia

Investigators to retrace path of tanker truck in I-95 collision

Woman fights planned landfill

What's closed on MLK Day?

Teenage shooting victim is jailed

Study aims to prevent cancer

Mother to be charged in child death

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events

New program offers lessons for teen drivers, parents

Survey says voters favor current flag

Child molester gets five years in prison

YDC contractor hired panelist
Ten days after a Florida-based corrections firm was awarded the contract to take over the Augusta YDC, the company gave a job to one of the committee members who evaluated its winning bid.

Bond is denied in two robberies

Survey says voters favor current flag
ATLANTA - When it's time to pick which flag should fly over Georgia, people are leaning toward the current banner, according to a survey released Friday.

Kid of the day

What's closed on MLK Day?
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

War gamers clash in miniature battles

War gamers clash in miniature battles
Greg Whitaker concentrates as he adds detail to his miniature British soldiers with a thin paintbrush. The Siege of Augusta, a convention of war-gaming enthusiasts, is being held this weekend at the Sheraton.

News you can use

Child molester gets five years in prison
A 19-year-old man who pleaded guilty to child molestation was sentenced to five years in prison Friday by a Richmond County judge.

Across South Carolina

Democrats to lose five to retirement

News you can use
JAN. 17, 1947 Richmond Academy's 1947 basketballers show their wares for local fans for the first time at 9 o'clock tonight when they tackle the high-riding Tech High Smithies from Atlanta in the Academy gym in the feature of a triple-header.

Residents hope to preserve historically black Pearidge and Nineteen communities

Basketball helped Grant's recovery
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - There are many ways to prepare yourself to be part of a conference championship team, but Deon Grant's method might be the most unique.

Aussie rules, so does Bynum
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is a good basketball team. Luke Schenscher and Will Bynum could make it a very good basketball team.

Report: Illegal music downloading began climbing in October

Report: Illegal music downloading began climbing in October
LOS ANGELES -- The number of people downloading music illegally surged a month after recording companies began suing music fans, a marketing research firm said Thursday.

System change rocks racing
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - If, four weeks before the first game, word came that the NFL was radically changing the structure of its season and playoffs - but hadn't nailed down all the specifics - most sports fans would think it was a joke.

Former Indy 500 starter dies
INDIANAPOLIS -- Duane Sweeney, the chief starter of the Indianapolis 500 from 1980 until 1996, is dead. He was 81.

System change rocks racing

Pistons pound Wizards
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Detroit Pistons won their 11th straight game Friday night, routing the Washington Wizards 98-77 behind Richard Hamilton's 17 points.

Suns beat Warriors

Kings topple the Lakers
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Peja Stojakovic scored 23 points and the Sacramento Kings routed the injury-depleted Los Angeles Lakers 103-83 Friday night in an anticlimactic meeting of archrivals.

Kings topple the Lakers

Pistons pound Wizards

Robinson sparks Warriors with sensational shooting

Suns beat Warriors
PHOENIX -- Joe Johnson no longer worries about being yanked from the court in favor of Penny Hardaway - and the result has been a surge in self-confidence.

Hawks strong in the end
ATLANTA -- Shareef Abdur-Rahim salvaged a poor-shooting night by hitting his last three shots to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 75-70 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night.

Hawks strong in the end

Robinson sparks Warriors with sensational shooting
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Clifford Robinson isn't sure what all the fuss is about - he's always been a legitimate 3-point threat.

Augusta women rally, but lose to North Florida
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Augusta State's women staged a furious rally, but came up short against No. 2 North Florida on Saturday, losing 66-63.

Women's basketball roundup
HARTFORD, Conn. - Barbara Turner scored 19 points and No. 4 Connecticut held on to beat No. 22 Boston College 69-61 on Saturday.

Emotional Columbus routs Aiken
AIKEN - Columbus State coach Herbert Greene's hardest challenge this season hasn't been on the basketball court. Instead, it's been keeping his team together following the shocking death of senior starting guard Jed Bedford.

SEC roundup
BATON ROUGE, La. - Branden Vincent almost doubled his scoring average, helping No. 20 Mississippi State run away from LSU - twice.

Aiken Tech, Shine continue hot start
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

Aiken Tech tops Louisburg College
AIKEN TECH 82 LOUISBURG COLLEGE 74

Men's basketball roundup
CINCINNATI - Delonte West made every shot he took - 12 from the field, six from the line - for 33 points, and St. Joseph's extended the best start in school history with an 81-73 win over Xavier.

Delhomme key for Carolina

Stokley expected to play against Patriots

CBS rejects Super Bowl adds promoting vegetarianism, bashing Bush

Matching football minds

Colts and Patriots - home field came down to one play

Keeping McNabb upright a key for Eagles

Gibbs settles in with Redskins

Eagles looking for R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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Greek security chief says coalition is providing secure Olympic environment
WASHINGTON -- Greece's security chief offered assurances Friday that a seven-nation coalition is contributing to a secure environment for this summer's Athens Olympics.

Judo test begins amid construction
ATHENS, Greece -- A three-day judo test event began Friday while construction workers tended to the arena in an effort to have it ready for the Athens Olympics in August.

Bid cities kick off 2012 race with ceremonies
LONDON -- Tony Blair lobbied for London at the Royal Opera House. Paris showed off its plans at the Eiffel Tower. Spain's prime minister launched Madrid's campaign at his palace.

Bid cities kick off 2012 race with ceremonies

Canada's Omischl earns World Cup aerials win
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Canada's Steve Omischl ignored subzero temperatures Friday to cruise to his fifth World Cup aerials victory.

Unranked Rios earns shot at Olympic team

Canada's Omischl earns World Cup aerials win

Unranked Rios earns shot at Olympic team
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Growing up in small-town Kansas, Brandon Rios' experience in national tournaments was minimal and he was unranked.

Give lawmakers something to do
Attention! The Georgia Legislature is now in session. In case you have forgotten, you have elected these folks to go to Atlanta and give you more government than you want or need.

Give lawmakers something to do
Attention! The Georgia Legislature is now in session. In case you have forgotten, you have elected these folks to go to Atlanta and give you more government than you want or need.

Area sports announcments

Futurity improves with age

Overtime

FIFA president calls for sexier uniforms for women

25th Augusta Futurity schedule

U.S. Figure Skating approves limited use of new points system

Overtime

Williams will get a chance to end drought at Australian Open

Mauresmo advances to final

Futurity improves with age
Before the first Augusta Futurity, show chairman W.S. Morris III handed Pete May a yellow pad. Critique the show, Morris told his show manager.

Williams will get a chance to end drought at Australian Open
SYDNEY, Australia -- Only one title. Zero Grand Slams. Several months on the sideline with an abdominal strain.

Overtime
In Long Beach, Calif., Dennis Rodman made his return to pro basketball Friday night as a member of the Long Beach Jam of the American Basketball Association.

Overtime
In Montgomery, Ala., Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer secretly provided damaging information about Alabama to the NCAA, according to a lawyer for two former Crimson Tide football coaches suing the organization.

Area sports announcments
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.

FIFA president calls for sexier uniforms for women
LONDON -- Here's a fashion tip sure to make female soccer players uncomfortable: The sport's chief suggests they slip into something a little tighter on the field.

25th Augusta Futurity schedule
Morning events begin at 8. All events held inside Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, unless noted otherwise:

Mauresmo advances to final
SYDNEY, Australia -- Third-seeded Amelie Mauresmo of France reached the Adidas International final Saturday, beating Italy's Francesca Schiavone 6-3, 7-6 (2) in a rain-delayed match.

U.S. Figure Skating approves limited use of new points system
Figure skating's 6.0, a century-old symbol of perfection, is officially on the endangered list.

Winter fishing trip pays off
Fishing in the dead of winter might seem odd to some people. But when 8-year-old Robbie Johnson's uncle, Rick Johnson, was visiting from Michigan, it seemed only natural to wet a line. This 17-inch, three-pound crappie was among nearly 50 fish caught by Robbie, his uncle and his father, Rob Johnson at Clarks Hill Lake. They used doll flies tipped with minnows six to 10 feet down over brush in 15 to 20 feet of water. To view 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.

North Augusta men win fishing tournament

Outdoors calendar

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

North Augusta men win fishing tournament
Norm Attaway of North Augusta shows off part of the catch that earned First Place in the Palmetto State Team Trail Tournament held at Clarks Hill Lake on Jan. 10. Attaway and his team-mate, Mark Johnson, won a fully rigged ProCraft 185SC bass boat valued at $21,500.

Lake project put on back burner
The Army Corps of Engineers' commitment to build a $4.8 million oxygenation system to boost striped bass fishing at Clarks Hill Lake mmight not be fulfilled as soon as many anglers had hoped.

Perdue's cuts concern those with health issues
ATLANTA -- For Deborah Robinson, Georgia's aid program for children with severe physical or mental disabilities has been a "godsend."

Democrats to lose five to retirement
WASHINGTON - It's a virtual who's-who list of Southern Democrats: three former governors, a presidential candidate and the leader of a national centrist group.

Perdue seeks once-criticized debt
ATLANTA - Back when they had no power, Republicans in the Georgia Legislature railed against Democrats as wasteful spenders carelessly running up state debt through ever-bigger budgets that mortgaged their children's futures.

Butler remains perfect
Tyrese Harris stood at the foul line nervously touching the back of his black sneakers.

Area prep basketball scores
Here are area prep basketball scores from Friday night.

Delhomme key for Carolina
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jake Delhomme sprinted onto the football field and into the huddle, words of encouragement tumbling out of his mouth faster than his teammates could comprehend.

Matching football minds
INDIANAPOLIS - Tom Moore has devised some of the NFL's most creative offenses for Indianapolis.

Stokley expected to play against Patriots
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis wide receiver Brandon Stokley practiced Friday and plans on making the trip to play against New England in the AFC championship game.

CBS rejects Super Bowl adds promoting vegetarianism, bashing Bush
LOS ANGELES -- CBS has rejected two Super Bowl advertisements touting vegetarianism and bashing President Bush because they violate its advocacy rules, the network said Friday.

Eagles looking for R-E-S-P-E-C-T
PHILADELPHIA -- Somehow, with a 13-4 record and on the verge of their third straight NFC championship game, the Philadelphia Eagles have convinced themselves they are not getting enough respect.

Bucs hire QB coach, Shanahan's son
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator John Shoop as quarterbacks coach and Kyle Shanahan as offensive quality control coach Friday.

Keeping McNabb upright a key for Eagles
PHILADELPHIA -- Eight times, Donovan McNabb went down against the Green Bay Packers. Another such sackfest could mean yet another NFC championship game flop for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Gibbs settles in with Redskins
ASHBURN, Va. -- When it comes to work routine, Joe Gibbs is no Steve Spurrier.

Colts and Patriots - home field came down to one play
FOXBORO, Mass -- Edgerrin James slashed off tackle on fourth-and-goal from the 1 with 14 seconds left. Willie McGinest dumped him, and Peyton Manning slapped the turf at the RCA Dome in disgust.

Kalu sprains foot during practice, Vincent cleared to play
PHILADELPHIA -- N.D. Kalu left practice Friday with a sprained foot but Eagles coach Andy Reid is optimistic the starting defensive end will be able to play in the NFC championship game.

Pope promotes music for lofty goals
VATICAN CITY -- Pope John Paul II is putting his love for music to work as he pursues one of his cherished goals - reconciliation among Christians, Jews and Muslims.

Texas priest 'unlikely leader' in conservatives' fight against gay bishop
PLANO, Texas -- The Rev. Canon David Roseberry has built the congregation he started with 13 members back in 1985 into the Episcopal church that boasts the largest attendance in the nation.

Faith digest
The Rev. Lance Mullins of Metropolitan Community Church Howard County Parish, Columbia, Md., will speak at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, during the dedication of the Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer, 557 Greene St.

Church softball team turns its attention to evangelization
Officials from the United States Specialty Sports Association will go to Macon on Jan. 31 to hand out prizes for the 2002-2003 church softball season. At least one part will be a replay.

Historian says biblical religion among Southern blacks, whites produced civil rights victory
Though modern historians often filter out religious influences, there's no question that Christian faith played a formative role in three remarkably swift and nonviolent events: the overthrow of European communism, and the downfall of South African apartheid and of America's racial segregation.

Women discuss communicating with God
Jennie Montgomery always wanted to be a newscaster, but it took a nudge from God to bring it about.

Israeli journalists get look at France and problem of anti-Semitism
PARIS -- President Jacques Chirac told Israeli journalists on Tuesday that France is doing its utmost to combat anti-Semitism but that they, in turn, should treat France fairly, an organizer of the meeting said.

Faith and fellowship calendar
The Faith and Fellowship Calendar is a roundup of church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send items by e-mail to; send a fax to 722-7403; or mail to Faith and Fellowship, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

New access given to public for Lateran Palace, early church in Rome
New access given to public for Lateran Palace, early church in Rome

Musician will sound trumpet in praise
Fresh from a week's getaway to Steamboat Springs, Colo., Christian trumpeter Phil Driscoll was tending to chores near his Cleveland, Tenn., home Thursday, including pulling his Citation II jet back into its hangar.

Lake project put on back burner

Basketball helped Grant's recovery

Aussie rules, so does Bynum

Ashton Kutcher promises he's not 'punking' MTV fans

New series 'The L Word' says it loud and proud
LOS ANGELES -- Before "Queer as Folk," before "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," Ilene Chaiken envisioned a drama about lesbian friends and lovers.

Ashton Kutcher promises he's not 'punking' MTV fans
LOS ANGELES -- Ashton Kutcher knows he's the boy who cried "Punk'd!" - but he promises that his MTV practical joke show is really and truly finished.

Fox says traditional notions of TV season are disappearing

Fox says traditional notions of TV season are disappearing
LOS ANGELES -- The traditional notions of a television season - reruns in summer, new shows in the fall - are obsolete for Fox.

New series 'The L Word' says it loud and proud

Jackson pleads innocent to child molestation charges

Q&A With Paula Poundstone

Billy Crystal getting ready to host Academy Awards

People in the News

Kentucky coach Smith goes for win No. 300 against Georgia
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A win on Saturday against Georgia would give Kentucky basketball coach Tubby Smith his 300th career win, something which doesn't seem to excite Smith.

Dogs terrorize Cats

Dogs terrorize Cats
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A little rest was all Georgia needed to record another upset.

Georgia's Geathers to enter draft
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia defensive end Robert Geathers will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

Georgia's Geathers to enter draft

Kentucky coach Smith goes for win No. 300 against Georgia

Gamecock fly higher, beat Tennessee
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina coach Dave Odom doesn't want limits placed on his Gamecocks. The way they're playing, how about the sky?

Gamecock fly higher, beat Tennessee

Odds and Ends

Streakers in restaurant watch as their car stolen

Firefighters in California town resign to protest colleague's porn career

Musician will sound trumpet in praise

Historian says biblical religion among Southern blacks, whites produced civil rights victory

New access given to public for Lateran Palace, early church in Rome

Church softball team turns its attention to evangelization

Faith digest

Israeli journalists get look at France and problem of anti-Semitism

Faith and fellowship calendar

Pope promotes music for lofty goals

Texas priest 'unlikely leader' in conservatives' fight against gay bishop