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."

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

Dan Butler joins the supporting cast of 'Twentieth Century'
NEW YORK -- The Roundabout Theatre Company is assembling a sterling supporting cast for "Twentieth Century," the raucous 1930s comedy by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.

Arts calendar

'Wicked' set becomes a star on Broadway
NEW YORK -- A smoke-breathing dragon flaps its wings and cranks its head. Monkeys fly from a tangle of vines that frames a giant fantasy clock. A witch in a sparkling blue gown travels on a bubble-blowing pendulum. And a green witch in a black hat flies her broomstick through billows of smoke.

Survey of Cuban music hits high note

Retrospective: The incredible lightness of metal art
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Artist Constance DeJong folds, cuts, layers and etches metals and colors them with chemicals. Rods are bent, contrasting straight lines on paper.

Arts calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

'Wicked' set becomes a star on Broadway

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."

Kerouac's 'On the Road' scroll begins museum tour

Jonathan Kellerman's new thriller is gripping, intricately plotted

Retrospective: The incredible lightness of metal art

'Amateur Marriage' the work of a real pro

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.

'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.

Kerouac's 'On the Road' scroll begins museum tour
INDIANAPOLIS -- Like the trip that inspired it, the first draft of author Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" is a wandering narrative, told in a continuous block of text.

'Intelligence in War" details quest for military information

London show highlights Hungarian painter
LONDON -- The glittering half-century of European society that vanished with World War II is alive again in a show of Philip Alexius de Laszlo, who painted the royal, the rich and the famous.

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.

Pop songwriters are focus of off-broadway play
NEW YORK -- Boomers, you can start your humming. "Blame It on the Bossa Nova." "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'." "On Broadway." "Make Your Own Kind of Music." And more.

'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.

Dan Butler joins the supporting cast of 'Twentieth Century'

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.

London show highlights Hungarian painter

New version of children's book reignites a debate

Knight, longtime Rose teammate, knew the truth about gambling

Knight, longtime Rose teammate, knew the truth about gambling
ALBANY, Ga. -- Ray Knight knows former teammate Pete Rose bet on baseball, a belief he's held for many years, and he still thinks baseball's all-time hit leader deserves a spot in the Hall of Fame.

Dowd scoffs at new Rose book
NEW YORK -- John Dowd does not think Pete Rose read the report he compiled for baseball that led to the career hit leader's permanent ban from the sport.

Dowd scoffs at new Rose book

Drivers don't see how often they cross the line

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.

Chinese TV balks at airing 'Friends' because it has too much sex
BEIJING -- The hit American sitcom "Friends" may prove too risque for Chinese television.

Woman who faked cancer sentenced to probation
URBANA, Ohio -- A woman who accepted $6,400 in donations after shaving her head and dyeing her skin to make it appear she had cancer has been sentenced to three days in jail and three years of probation.

Businesses with surplus of low-wage jobs need immigration reform

Small cigarette makers cut into Big Tobacco's markets
CASTLE HAYNE, N.C. -- Dan Norris makes no bones about smoking's dangers. The logo for his Grim Reapers cigarettes - a black-hooded death's head - is like one big surgeon general's warning.

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

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

To save money, 11 states opt to ship inmates out of state
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Connecticut is compact, barely 100 miles from end to end. Yet when Barbara Fair and Anne McNamara want to visit their sons, they face a drive of eight or nine hours - to a small Virginia town where 500 Connecticut men are imprisoned for lack of cells in their own state.

Employer spotlight

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

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.

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

Businesses with surplus of low-wage jobs need immigration reform
The tourists who fill the indoor wave pool at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa each summer and vie for tables at the Hearth n' Kettle restaurants won't arrive for months.

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.

To save money, 11 states opt to ship inmates out of state

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.

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.

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

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.

Retiree benefit plans are facing funding troubles

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.

Banknorth aggressively builds its business

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.

Business calendar

Electronics companies woo women

Cold weather gives small businesses an impetus to save on energy

Banknorth aggressively builds its business
PORTLAND, Maine -- The 42-page document on William Ryan's desk is titled "Operation FBI."

Retiree benefit plans are facing funding troubles
NEW YORK -- Look at the recent surveys on trends in health care costs, and they all point way up. Too bad many companies are ignoring those predictions when tallying the future expenses of their retirees' benefits.

On the move

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

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.

College football notebook

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.<

Men's basketball roundup

UConn has little time to dwell on loss

Women's basketball roundup

A new low

Start with state's kids

A new low
What kind of sentence would be meted out for walking into a bank and attempting to steal $162 million?

It's a different game
It never was, of course. But the business of fake IDs once seemed pretty harmless. Maybe you were trying to get your first taste of beer a few months early, or look at a movie your parents frowned on.

It's a different game

Hal's Army
When Chief Warrant Officer Hal Reichle went down in his helicopter in the first Gulf War, a silent army sprang up to take his place.

Hal's Army

A working holiday
What if you were told that, in your life, you'd inspire tens of thousands to gather in one spot to hear you speak?

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.

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.

The Futurity is now

Charlize Theron undergoes 'Monster' metamorphosis
LOS ANGELES -- To play a bedraggled serial-killing prostitute in "Monster," Charlize Theron underwent a process akin to a butterfly in reverse metamorphosis.

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.

Q&A: Ice Cube on movies, motorcycles and music
LOS ANGELES -- Ice Cube wants more drama. Right now it's all about action for the actor/director/rapper, who's starring in the new motorcycle movie "Torque" with Monet Mazur, Jay Hernandez and Christina Milian.

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?

New tax-free accounts help pay medical care costs
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 health care policies that are affordable.

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

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?

New tax-free accounts help pay medical care costs

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

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?

Thirst for coffee grows in world's biggest tea exporter
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka's tea, considered among the world's best and still the country's top export earner, now has keen competition from frothy cappuccinos, milky lattes and dark espressos.

Jackets fall to Clemson
ATLANTA -- Lakeia Stokes scored 23 points and had 10 rebounds to lead Clemson to a 75-61 victory over Georgia Tech on Sunday, with the Lady Tigers forcing Tech into 22 turnovers that produced 32 points.

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

Jackets fall to Clemson

First cars are special, even for politicians

With Wie gone, Big Easy makes his move

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

Immelman repeats in South African Open
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa -- Trevor Immelman of South Africa shot a 5-under-par 67 Sunday and won the South African Open for the second straight year.

Golf capsules

Els wins in another playoff
HONOLULU -- Ernie Els is getting used to this kind of excitement.

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.

Impact is made by Wie

Els wins in another playoff

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.

Young finishes commitment to Illinois
North Augusta senior Andre young had a pretty good idea that he'd be committing to Illinois this weekend when he took his official visit.

Thrashers hit hard times after strong start

Thrashers top Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Randy Robitaille and Daniel Tjarnqvist helped the Atlanta Thrashers earn their first win of 2004.

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 top Hurricanes

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?

'Over the line' editorial truly over the line
Even I was surprised at how far "over the line" your Jan. 10 editorial ("Over the line") went in criticizing North Augustan (and American Indian) Tony Carr for his desire to see an archaeological-impact study done before monstrous development gets underway along the riverfront of his own hometown. P.K. Fitzgerald, Harlem, Ga.

RNC doesn't embrace same goals as MoveOn.org

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.

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

NARFE opposes drug benefits change

Claims Supreme Court justices violate oaths
Why are some court rulings so appalling? Last Oct. 28, in accepting the World Justice Award in Atlanta, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor expressed regret that the high court has seldom considered foreign laws in deciding important cases. Elton T. Booth, North Augusta, S.C.

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

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.

Why Iraqis deserve freedom
Regarding John M. Orr's Jan. 10 letter, "Freedom isn't free and won't endure in Iraq": David T. Pitts, Cmdr. USN (Ret), Augusta

Look, no hands! New Toyota hybrid parks itself

Find dress to flatter bride's figure

Wireless watch melds fashion with function

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

Cell phone cameras: capturing the moment in blotchy detail

Homefront

Techbits: Still spammed, Wet music, etc.

Stop donation with congratulatory letter

The changing kitchen

India police to begin cybercafe monitoring plan

New technology, design provide a window for the future

Home questions and answers

Family pitches in to create elegant, livable decor

Bridal fashion has many options

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.

Look, no hands! New Toyota hybrid parks itself
TOKYO -- Your hands don't even need to be touching the steering wheel for it to start spinning back and forth aggressively, all by itself - slowly guiding the car into the parking spot.

New technology, design provide a window for the future
PARK CITY, Utah -- It looks like any of the other stately houses here - nestled in the snowcapped hills, up narrow winding roads and past a slow wooden gate.

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.

Wireless watch melds fashion with function
DALLAS -- If you suffer from technolust, you know the drill: acquire pricey gadget, impress your friends for a few weeks, then stash it away in some junk drawer or slough it off on eBay once something better comes along.

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.

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.

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:

Cell phone cameras: capturing the moment in blotchy detail
NEW YORK -- The photos are grainy, blotchy and blurry, but for millions of people now toting cell phones with built-in digital cameras, it doesn't seem to be about the megapixels - or at least not yet.

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).

Techbits: Still spammed, Wet music, etc.
NEW YORK -- Only 10 percent of junk e-mails comply with a new federal anti-spam law, according to two days' worth of messages analyzed by a spam filtering vendor.

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.

India police to begin cybercafe monitoring plan
BOMBAY, India -- Relatively few Indians can afford home PCs, so millions go online in the nation's jammed Internet cafes, enjoying their low cost and anonymity.

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.

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.

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.

Gym's cost, use under question - again
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. -- Construction on a $1.5 million gymnasium 20 years in the making has been no cause for celebration on this cantankerous beach community.

Lawmakers to ponder decisions on spending cuts during break

Perdue seeks once-criticized debt

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.

Games give children glimpse of past
PlayStations and GameCubes were replaced by marbles and Chinese checkers at the Augusta Museum of History on Sunday.

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.

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.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across South Carolina

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.

Organization offers help to groups in community

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.

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

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.

Star football player nearing last chance for freedom
ATLANTA -- Acquitted of rape, high school football star Marcus Dixon was locked up after the same jury convicted him of a similar sex crime.

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

Charleston, S.C., again tops best-mannered cities list

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

Foundation may not be able to change Adams' pay package

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.

Two decades later, family determined to prove they're right

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.

USC Union Dean says Sanford cuts would close school in year

Edwards plays up roots

Votes of blacks elude hopefuls

Kid of the Day

Settlement will benefit poor

Officials say three inmates likely to be charged in disturbance

Across the area
Police arrested a man Sunday in connection with a carjacking involving a sister-in-law of Richmond County Superior Court Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet.

Across South Carolina
ORANGEBURG -A man suspected in the death of a Vance woman has killed himself, authorities said.

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.

Council member not allowed to continue running city's Web site
BERKELEY LAKE, Ga. -- A council member in this small Gwinnett County city will no longer run its Web site after her colleagues voted that the volunteer work is a conflict of interest.

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.

USC Union Dean says Sanford cuts would close school in year
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The dean of the University of South Carolina Union says Gov. Mark Sanford's three-year plan to phase out his school would shut it down in a year.

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.

Georgia remains last state to pass child endangerment law

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.

Where is 'BoPeep' Farrer?

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.

Reshaping Augusta's VA

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.

Kid of the day

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

Council member not allowed to continue running city's Web site

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.

No charges to be filed in Iva's debt

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

Correction

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.

Democrats to lose five to retirement

Fort's volunteers leave mark

Standards rile educators

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.

Star football player nearing last chance for freedom

News you can use

Correction
An Across the Area item in Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about delays at Fort Gordon's Gate 1 was incorrect. Fort officials said that traffic at the gate will be reduced to one lane when construction begins there but that they do not know when that will be.

Across Georgia

Fewer S.C. students pass rigorous AP exam

Sanford's budget cuts would close Clemson extension programs
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Clemson University will work to keep its extension offices and programs off the cutting block after Gov. Mark Sanford proposed slashing the organization's budget.

Organization offers help to groups in community
John O'Bryant is just one of The Bunch, but as a founding member of the plain-named community service group and as the only president it has ever had, he manages to stand out from the crowd.

Two decades later, family determined to prove they're right
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 Georgia
COLUMBUS -A 20-year-old Columbus man who police say sold thousands of dollars in fake $50 bills has been charged with forgery.

No charges to be filed in Iva's debt
IVA, S.C. -- This town's bookkeeping practices were "appalling," but no criminal charges will be filed after the town discovered it was nearly $150,000 in debt, a prosecutor says.

Foundation may not be able to change Adams' pay package
ATHENS, Ga -- The University of Georgia Foundation lacks the authority to change its compensation arrangements with UGA President Michael Adams, according to University System of Georgia Chancellor Tom Meredith.

Across Georgia

Macon businessman accused of violating gun laws fights to keep license
MACON, Ga. -- A Macon businessman who federal officials claim repeatedly violated gun laws is fighting to continue to sell weapons.

Five questions
Pam Tucker, Columbia County Emergency Services Division director, answers five questions for The Chronicle.

Georgia remains last state to pass child endangerment law
ATLANTA -- With the Republican governor and Democratic lieutenant governor both squarely behind it, prospects look good for legislation aimed at protecting children from reckless behavior by their parents or guardians.

Standards rile educators
AIKEN - Erin Brinkley, who teaches sixth-grade math and science at Schofield Middle School, soon will have to pass a test, go back to school to earn college credit or undergo scrutiny of her classroom skills by peers and state officials if she wants to keep teaching the sixth grade.

Fewer S.C. students pass rigorous AP exam
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Fewer South Carolina students passed exams designed to help them earn college credit last year.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A RAVE for Charles Walker. Residents of Augusta are not going to be brainwashed by the media anymore. Sonny Perdue will not be re-elected, and the next president is going to be a Democrat. Teachers, children, students receiving HOPE and the sick, get ready. Randy Hall, start packing.

Dillon native helps shape economy
FLORENCE, S.C. -- When Ben Bernanke was working his way through college as a waiter at South of the Border during his summer breaks, it's not likely that people paid a lot of attention to what he had to say. Stopping in off the road on their way to Florida, customers in the restaurant probably didn't recognize Bernanke's brilliance.

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

Lawmakers to ponder decisions on spending cuts during break
ATLANTA - Officially, the General Assembly is off this week, observing the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and giving the Legislature's budget committees a chance to review Gov. Sonny Perdue's 2005 spending proposals.

Convicted child killer's husband pleads guilty in drug, kidnapping case
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The husband of a convicted child killer will join his wife in prison after pleading guilty to drug, assault and kidnapping charges.

King holiday closings

Officials say three inmates likely to be charged in disturbance
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Corrections Department officials say three inmates likely will be charged in this week's disturbance at Broad River Correctional Institution.

Children of civil-rights activists carry on parents' struggles

Charleston, S.C., again tops best-mannered cities list
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- To gloat would be, perish the thought, impolite. But again Charleston tops the unofficial list of the best-mannered cities in the United States.

New jobs are business' goal

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Jessica Wilburn, 7, of Augusta.

Across the area

Votes of blacks elude hopefuls
CLEARWATER - Those who are looking to South Carolina to provide political clarity and definition to the Democratic presidential contest might wind up disappointed, particularly when it comes to the Palmetto State's sizable black vote, the Rev. Nathaniel Irvin said.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

The week ahead
You want excitement, you want suspense, you want an awkward adolescent stumbling over the spelling of a complex medical term? Check out Spellbound, the spelling bee documentary that ranked as one of last year's more engrossing features. The movie, which follows several contestants through the Nation Spelling Bee, is released Tuesday on DVD and is my pick for this week's Best Bet. Here's what else is going on this week:

Heart failure tests focus on blacks

Where is 'BoPeep' Farrer?
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Bill Farrer's favorite fishing spot was the "sucker hole" deep within a rugged swamp bisected by Rocky Comfort Creek.

Perdue's cuts concern those with health issues

Aiken County voters get Lieberman visit

Pupils design cities of future

Gym's cost, use under question - again

Record turnout is unlikely South Carolina primary

Across the area

Senator is ready to face Walker

The week ahead

Across South Carolina

Aiken County voters get Lieberman visit
AIKEN - Democrat Joe Lieberman brought his presidential campaign to hard-core Republican territory Sunday, drawing an enthusiastic crowd to Aiken's Newberry Hall that heard him promise to rescue the middle class while maintaining the country's military might.

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.

First cars are special, even for politicians
Thanks to The Associated Press, I have developed an interest in politics just in time for the presidential primaries.

'Along Came Polly' unseats 'Lord of the Rings' at box office

'Along Came Polly' unseats 'Lord of the Rings' at box office
LOS ANGELES -- "Along Came Polly" came along and swept "The Lord of the Rings" from its four-week perch atop the box office list.

Affleck figures 'Jersey Girl' won't add up to 'Gigli,' part two
PARK CITY, Utah -- Ben Affleck is fairly sure the ad campaign for his next movie won't proclaim "Affleck and Lopez, together again."

Affleck figures 'Jersey Girl' won't add up to 'Gigli,' part two

Another belated happy ending for Rodney Atkins

"American Idol" returns to find new music stars
LOS ANGELES -- In two years, Fox's "American Idol" has minted three new music stars in Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken.

"American Idol" returns to find new music stars

Simon Fuller: The man behind 'American Idol'
LOS ANGELES -- Simon Fuller is no professional singer. He does not dance and he doesn't play an instrument. Yet there he is - collecting a fortune at the top of the pop charts.

Another belated happy ending for Rodney Atkins
LOS ANGELES -- For Rodney Atkins, honesty is, indeed, the best policy.

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.

System change rocks racing

France's Peterhansel wins Dakar Rally
DAKAR, Senegal -- Stephane Peterhansel of France won the Dakar Rally on Sunday, capturing a 6,920-mile trek across the bogs, beaches and deserts of two continents and seven nations.

No help for Daniel

No help for Daniel
MERIDEN, Conn. --- The cemetery is cold and damp, and the mother shivers as she places a bouquet of dried flowers on her child's grave. She offers a silent prayer.

Hawks strong in the end

Lawmakers push measures in wake of Bryant case
DENVER -- After a resort worker accused Kobe Bryant of rape, her identity was splashed around the world on Web sites, the cover of a supermarket tabloid and a radio broadcast. The basketball star's attorney said the woman's name six times during a court hearing.

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.

Lawmakers push measures in wake of Bryant case

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.

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.

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.

UConn has little time to dwell on loss
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Connecticut's two losses this season have much in common.

Matching football minds

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

Colts and Patriots - home field came down to one play

Smith's revived running leads Patriots

Patriots' defense stops Colts

Law's three interceptions send Patriots to Super Bowl

Rib injury ends frustrating day for McNabb

Fearless Panthers advance to Super Bowl

Patriots favored by seven in early odds

Delhomme key for Carolina

Mr. Richard Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Pauline Simons    (THOMSON, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Maxine Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Joseph Harris    (AIKEN, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. James Green, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Leoda Goudelock    (EVANS, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Teru Lewellen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Bennie Fendley    (TIGNALL, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Katherine Wisham    (THOMSON, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Brian Eicke    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Erma Anderson    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Jimmie Cowart    (MILLEN, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. William Hunnicutt    (NEWBERRY, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Lester Coon    (BATH, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Ms. Carolyn Lewis    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Ret. Sgt. Clark Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Lyman Puette    (JACKSON, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Helen Brown    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Lizzie Ward    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Jessie Alexander    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Jessie Alexander    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. John Woodward    (ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Bert Norris, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Tommy Skinner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Thomas Jay    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Maxine Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Minnie Head    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Earll Waller, Jr.    (EVANS, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Thomas Jay    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Bob Pritts    (EVANS, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Charlie Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Joseph Bailey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Clyde Ledford    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Richard Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Earleen Miller    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Annie Battle    (WADLEY, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. William Shelton    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Virgil Jordan    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Earll Waller, Jr.    (EVANS, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Eula Baughman    (AIKEN, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Ms. Mamie Wingfield    (SPARTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Robert Brock    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Charles Wittschen III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Clyde Ledford    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Eugenia Matthews    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Joseph Pilot    (AIKEN, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Charles Wittschen III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Ret. Sgt. Clark Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Miss Mattie Oxford    (DEARING, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Betty Corry    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Fern Baker    (AIKEN, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Miss Elinor Elliott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Bennie Fendley    (TIGNALL, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Katelin Brown    (DEARING, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Maggie Carter    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Vernon Bradberry    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Willie Jones    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Helen Brown (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Corry (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Bert Norris, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earll Waller, Jr. (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie Alexander (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Bennie Fendley (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Fendley (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Wittschen III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tommy Skinner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Green, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Jenkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lizzie Ward (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Clyde Ledford (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Maxine Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Harris (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Eula Baughman (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Bob Pritts (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie Head (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Vernon Bradberry (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Battle (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Jay (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. William Hunnicutt (NEWBERRY, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Jay (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Erma Anderson (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Virgil Jordan (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Charlie Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Brian Eicke (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Brock (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earll Waller, Jr. (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Jenkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maxine Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Jones (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmie Cowart (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Teru Lewellen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Pilot (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Katherine Wisham (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Carolyn Lewis (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Earleen Miller (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ret. Sgt. Clark Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Carter (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Simons (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie Alexander (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Bailey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lyman Puette (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Leoda Goudelock (EVANS, Ga.)

Katelin Brown (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Wittschen III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Works for Olympics take archaeologists on a treasure hunt
ATHENS, Greece -- A cloud of white dust drifts over Athens' former international airport as a crew using heavy equipment builds athletic facilities for this summer's Olympics.

Works for Olympics take archaeologists on a treasure hunt

Futurity improves with age

Overtime

Williams will get a chance to end drought at Australian Open

Area sports announcments

Overtime

Clijsters plans to play; Agassi's two kids; Shriver pregnant

United States get tie against Denmark

Citizens credited with helping capture suspect in slaying of tennis stars' sister

25th Augusta Futurity schedule

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.

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.

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.

Citizens credited with helping capture suspect in slaying of tennis stars' sister
COMMERCE, Calif. -- Tips from citizens led to the arrest of the chief suspect in the fatal shooting of the half-sister of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, investigators said Sunday.

Clijsters plans to play; Agassi's two kids; Shriver pregnant
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Kim Clijsters plans to play in the Australian Open despite an injured left ankle.

United States get tie against Denmark
CARSON, Calif. -- Landon Donovan's penalty kick with 14 minutes left Sunday gave the United States a 1-1 tie against Denmark in an exhibition, the Americans' first game in six months.

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.

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

Overtime
The Augusta Chronicle will begin running boys and girls basketball statistics weekly in Friday's editions. Coaches should fax their stats to (706) 823-3408 or email to augustachronicle@hotmail.com by 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Call reporter Josh Katowitz at (706) 823-3216 with questions.

Outdoors calendar

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
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 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.

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'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."

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.

Litke: 'Tom Cool' making a name for himself
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Too bad the nickname is taken.

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.

Smith's revived running leads Patriots
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Antowain Smith is going back to Houston on a roll.

Patriots favored by seven in early odds
LAS VEGAS -- The New England Patriots are Las Vegas oddsmakers' pick to win the Super Bowl.

Law's three interceptions send Patriots to Super Bowl
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Ty Law has made big plays before. He's just never made so many in one game.

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.

This Manning is going to the Super Bowl
PHILADELPHIA -- This Manning was busy grabbing interceptions instead of throwing them.

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

Rib injury ends frustrating day for McNabb
PHILADELPHIA -- Sore ribs, four sacks, a few big drops and an unwise throw or two doomed Donovan McNabb's third straight attempt to win the NFC championship game.

Fearless Panthers advance to Super Bowl
PHILADELPHIA -- Sorry, Eagles. Not this time, either. The surprising Carolina Panthers are Super Bowl-bound instead.

Patriots' defense stops Colts
FOXBORO, Mass -- The New England Patriots didn't need snow to ruin Peyton Manning's perfect postseason. Their defense did it all.

Pope calls divisions among Christians 'painful,' links unity to peace efforts
VATICAN CITY -- Pope John Paul II implored Christians on Sunday to overcome the "painful trial" of their divisions, aggravated by such issues as the election of a gay Episcopal bishop and the hostility between Catholic and Orthodox faithful in eastern Europe.

Lake project put on back burner

Aussie rules, so does Bynum

CBS rejects Super Bowl adds promoting vegetarianism, bashing Bush

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.

'One Tree Hill': A teen-angst series doesn't forget its adults

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
"The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's" tells you everything you never wanted to know, but better be aware of, about Alzheimer's disease.

UPN network making a reality show about Amish youngsters trying modern world

Mel Brooks gives voice to animated series sheep
NEW YORK -- No one could ever accuse Mel Brooks of being sheepish. So it makes perfect sense that he's now playing the least sheepish sheep you'll ever meet.

Mel Brooks gives voice to animated series sheep

UPN network making a reality show about Amish youngsters trying modern world
LOS ANGELES -- The UPN television network is preparing a reality series that follows Amish teenagers having their first experiences with modern conveniences and outside society, part of a religious rite of passage that tests their faith.

New documentary explores controversial last years of King's life

New documentary explores controversial last years of King's life
For many, he is frozen in a single, triumphant moment, the stirring cadences of his "I Have a Dream" speech rolling over the crowds gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in the summer of 1963.

'One Tree Hill': A teen-angst series doesn't forget its adults
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Robby Benson is hot. Yes, the star of 1976's "Ode to Billy Joe" and 1979's "Ice Castles" is a babe. At least, that's the word from a young, current-day star, Hilarie Burton, who appears on the WB's "One Tree Hill" and hosts MTV's "TRL."

Q&A With Paula Poundstone

Q&A: Ice Cube on movies, motorcycles and music

Charlize Theron undergoes 'Monster' metamorphosis

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

Georgia gets second stunner of post-Harrick era

Lady Dogs fall to Florida

Dogs terrorize Cats

Georgia gets second stunner of post-Harrick era
ATLANTA -- Georgia already has dropped four games by at least 20 points, including an embarrassing home loss to Winthrop.

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

Lady Dogs fall to Florida
ATHENS, Ga. -- If 11th-ranked Georgia is looking for a recipe to end a two-game losing streak, Christi Thomas is convinced the Lady Dogs need look no further than the mirror.

Georgia's Geathers to enter draft

South Carolina looking to crack national scene
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- When ex-South Carolina coach Eddie Fogler lured Brooklyn guy Michael Boynton down South five years ago to play college basketball, he sold him on the passionate fans and promising future in store for the Gamecocks.

Arkansas tops Lady Gamecocks
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Shameka Christon scored 33 points, half of Arkansas' 66-52 win over South Carolina Sunday.

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?

South Carolina looking to crack national scene

Gamecock fly higher, beat Tennessee

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

Woman who faked cancer sentenced to probation

Chinese TV balks at airing 'Friends' because it has too much sex

Pope calls divisions among Christians 'painful,' links unity to peace efforts