Playwright examines the life of tennis great Bill Tilden
NEW YORK -- Bill Tilden was one of the greatest American tennis players. In the 1920s, he won seven United States championships.

Portland is home to thriving comics scene
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Craig Thompson wanted to write comics but it was rough going when he moved to Portland six years ago.

'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' extended through March 14

Computer used to identify uncredited Henry James stories
NEW YORK -- In the mid-1970s, Floyd Horowitz embarked on a long, one-man literary journey: to discover early, uncredited stories by Henry James, stories that had never appeared in book form.

Beneath the Mask: Andy Serkis is Gollum
NEW YORK -- Andy Serkis crouches on the hotel room couch, his deep blue eyes narrowing as he hisses his famous line from "The Lord of The Rings" trilogy ... "My preciousss."

Best seller list

Isabel Keating channels Judy Garland in 'The Boy From Oz'

Book examines search for MIAs

Isabel Keating channels Judy Garland in 'The Boy From Oz'
NEW YORK -- Isabel Keating has some gigantic ruby slippers to fill.< The tiny woman with a big voice has the formidable task of channeling the girl from Oz - Judy Garland - in the Broadway hit "The Boy From Oz," the frenzied musical recounting the life of Garland's protege, Australian entertainer Peter Allen.

Arts calendar

New museum pays tribute to the tame and the tawdry
LOS ANGELES -- One look at Hollywood's newest tourist attraction and it's easy to mistake it for any number of adult shops along the popular Walk of Fame.

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.

'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' extended through March 14
NEW YORK -- "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" has been one of the sturdier hits of the 2003-2004 season. Despite so-so reviews, the revival of Tennessee Williams' family drama of Southern-fried mendacity has done potent business, breaking box-office records at the Music Box Theatre.

Peter Pan's magic survives a century
LONDON - Peter Pan has outlived generations of children, but the boy who would not grow up remains as youthful as ever.

Computer used to identify uncredited Henry James stories

Best seller list
Here is a list of best sellers according to - Publishers Weekly.

Portland is home to thriving comics scene

Book examines search for MIAs
When the U.S. government brings home the bones of another father, son or brother missing in the Vietnam War, it's mainly local news. It would take the discovery of a living prisoner of war to guarantee Page 1 - an unlikely prospect 29 years after the fall of Saigon.

New museum pays tribute to the tame and the tawdry

'Hunt' tells great story through sisters' litters
The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters opens with a letter from Olivia Hunt to her sister, Madeline, still safely nestled inside her mother's womb: "I like writing this letter. It's like you're here. Only you're invisible."

Beneath the Mask: Andy Serkis is Gollum

Calendar gift may aid vote for president

412-pound trucker receives apology, larger rig from company
ST. LOUIS -- A 412-pound truck driver who said he was fired because he could not fit behind the wheel of a delivery truck has received an apology and a bigger rig from his employer.

Foster dad sentenced for binding children with duct tape
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. -- A man who took photos of two foster children wrapped in duct tape in their cribs was sentenced to 12 to 30 months in prison.

Agents crack drug ring that used babies and formula as cover
CHICAGO -- He knocked on the door of the squalid basement apartment, looking for a young couple. Their baby girl had been stopped at an airport thousands of miles away, and it wasn't her first suspicious trip.

New Jersey couple sues Blockbuster after child views porn on PG tape
WOODBURY, N.J. -- A couple who says their 4-year-old daughter saw hard-core pornography on a PG-rated movie tape from Blockbuster has sued the video company.

Clerk accused of shortchanging winner of lottery ticket
WESTBORO, Mass. -- A convenience store clerk has been charged with larceny for allegedly snatching a winning $20,000 lottery ticket from a customer's hand and giving her only $100 in return.

Microsoft, and Canadian teen Mike Rowe, make up
SEATTLE -- A Canadian teenager whose Web site address bothered a certain giant software company will find a new home on the Web, Microsoft Corp. said Friday.

Man works to fill big shoes
ALBANY, Ga. - Neil Moncrief has thousands of pairs of enormous shoes, and he hopes he can find enough big feet to fill them all.

Employer spotlight
WINN-DIXIE STORES INC. HEADQUARTERS: Jacksonville, Fla. OWNERSHIP: Publicly traded; heirs of the company's founder own 41 percent of the shares

On the move

On the move
Family physician Robert M. Clark has been named CEO of the Center for Primary Care. Dr. Clark will oversee a medical practice with 14 physicians and four offices.

Proper records can keep IRS bloodhounds at bay
If you are the owner, partner or president of a small- or medium-size business, or if you are involved in starting a new business, you absolutely must have the tools in place to keep the IRS off your doorstep.

Employer spotlight

Clothing firms ride surf-skate craze to big profits

Proper records can keep IRS bloodhounds at bay

The end of 'a different kind of company'

Coal industry is fired up, but how long will it last?

Small business groups have mixed feelings about association health plans
NEW YORK -- In his State of the Union address, President Bush gave some hope to small business owners struggling with the soaring costs of health insurance.

Small business groups have mixed feelings about association health plans

The end of 'a different kind of company'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Saturn, once billed as "a different kind of company" making "a different kind of car," is losing its distinct identity and becoming just another division at General Motors Corp.

Coal industry is fired up, but how long will it last?
The coal industry is on fire. With supplies tightening and demand rising, mining companies are commanding higher prices for the fuel and investors are rewarding them lavishly.

Richmond County property transfers
Richmond County property transfers for Dec. 29-Jan. 8. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Biz bits
Motorists are expected to pay an average of about 6 percent more this year for auto insurance, slightly better than the 8.5 percent boost last year. The average driver will pay an estimated $898 this year for coverage, up from $847 last year and $668 in 1995, according to the Insurance Information Institute of New York, a trade group.

Opportunities seen in lower economic status
Even the most menacing storm clouds allow some slivers of light to shine through.

Richmond County property transfers

Clothing firms ride surf-skate craze to big profits
LOS ANGELES -- The surfer and the skateboarder have become the salvation of two Southern California companies whose target customers are teenagers and young adults.

Business calendar
Tuesday: Starting Your Own Business, Spanish version; Small Business Development Center; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; class will be conducted in Spanish and will cover the same topics discussed in the English class; $35.

Biz bits

Opportunities seen in lower economic status

Business calendar

Attorney's exit is relief to Walker

Attorney's exit is relief to Walker
This month's abrupt resignation of Rick Thompson, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Georgia in Savannah, has piqued the interest of players from both political parties.

Lady Tigers edge Virginia
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Lakeia Stokes scored 16 points including 13 in the second half to lead Clemson to a 60-56 victory over Virginia on Sunday.

No. 18 Lady Jags hang on

Augusta State falls to Kennesaw State

Top 25 roundup

Bank on fairness

Trading barbs

Death's poster child

A Rose-y officer

Bank on fairness
The Augusta Commission did right in muscling Wachovia Bank into dropping its $4 paycheck-cashing charge for city workers who don't have an account at the bank.

Death's poster child
A cauldron of anger. A seething serial rapist. A repeat murderer. A psychopath who well knows, and advertises, that given the opportunity he will rape and kill again.

What campaigns are for
Stop lying about my record. Where's the beef? There you go again. Campaigns, and even political careers, can sometimes hinge on a single slogan, retort or gaffe.

Amnesty unopposed
There are supposed to be at least two sides to every issue, but as far as U.S. immigration policy in the presidential race is concerned, there is only one side: amnesty.

Amnesty unopposed

Trading barbs
"Trading with a communist dictator like Fidel Castro is not in the best interest of South Carolina. Now is the time, before any goods are delivered, to cease and desist any relations with this tyrant."

A Rose-y officer
Michael Farrell is to law-enforcement what Pete Rose is to baseball.

Actor goes from 'Swimming Pool' to dusty Indian roads
NEW DELHI -- His crew was chased out of one village, a co-star was roughed up in another, yet he made friends with strangers across a desert expanse without knowing their language.

Q&A: Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro
LOS ANGELES -- Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro and his sexpot significant other Carmen Electra are the latest celebrity couple to field-test their romance on MTV.

'Rings' wins four Golden Globes including best drama
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Hobbits ruled the Golden Globes on Sunday as "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" won four trophies including best dramatic film.

Academy prepares for 'nominations eve' frenzy
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- 5:38:30 a.m. - that's the moment Hollywood hype turns hyperactive.

'Mona Lisa Smile' star insulates herself with co-stars
LOS ANGELES -- Julia Roberts is the kind of star who prefers constellations.

Easy Rider
Christopher Lane, &, rides his scooter in West lake subdvision.

Tooth fairy economic theory
At our house the going rate for a tooth is 50 cents.That's what the tooth fairy has fixed as a fair price for an incisor offered under a pillow for trade. 8.

What to do
A listing of family friendly events in the area.

Heart-Shaped Memories
Most families have traditions they observe for Thanksgiving or for the December holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanza. But when I was growing up, Valentine's Day was a holiday of almost equal celebration.

Help your child have a positive learning experience by being a proactive parent
Many parents have a difficult time turning their child over to a new teacher each year. How can you trust this stranger to appreciate your child? As a parent, how do you work with this person and find a comfortable place for your child?

Lasting Love
It's nice that there's a day set aside for love.

Walk the walk, talk the talk when it comes to tobacco and kids
Jimmy and his buddy Johnny are 16-years-old. They're out in the back yard on the other side of the camellia bushes and it's a beautiful, sunny fall day. They have two Marlboros, swiped from John senior's pack, and a lighter and they are about to begin killing themselves.

Friendship bracelets
Valentine's Day may be for lovers, but for kids it's a great time to bond with friends in a more "public" way. These Friendship Bracelets are perfect for kids who like to create and show the world they're inseparable.

Feed your hunger for trivia, lists
Today's selections appeal to that insatiable curiosity and fascination with trivia that children and adults have.

Why Breastfeed?
Modern science has amazed us with trips to the moon and lightning-fast computers, yet no one has been able to recreate all the benefits derived from human breast milk. Study after study has confirmed that breastfed babies experience health benefits that no formula can reproduce.

Don't wait until the last minute
The story I'm about to tell you is true. It happened in early January, just as the stress of the holidays was winding down (or so I thought!)

Ice cream is a very serious matter
Dylan Thomas, 3, enjoys an ice cream cone at Brusters in Evans.

Record keeping vital at tax time
WASHINGTON - Swamped in tax paperwork with nowhere to turn? Here are some tips to get started and to find help when you need it:

New rates may mean smaller bills
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 tax return this year.

Help! My gift card has expired. Can I still use it?
Q. I recently discovered a gift card that I had forgotten about. The card has expired, though. Is it really worthless or do I have some legal entitlement to the balance?

What to do if you don't receive a Form W-2

Child-tax letter needed to claim rest of credit
WASHINGTON - Gathering the paperwork to start working on your tax return? Make sure you find last summer's letter from the Internal Revenue Service if your family was among those who got an advance child tax credit payment.

Has the market recovered - or not?

Has the market recovered - or not?
NEW YORK -- The stock market's recovery still has a way to go - or does it? It may come down to how you gauge Wall Street's current health.

New rates may mean smaller bills

Child-tax letter needed to claim rest of credit

Help! My gift card has expired. Can I still use it?

Check those deductions
WASHINGTON - Married couples accustomed to itemizing their tax deductions every year might want to take a second look at their 2003 tax returns. A higher standard deduction may mean it's more beneficial to leave tedious itemizing behind.

Record keeping vital at tax time

What to do if you don't receive a Form W-2
You should receive a Form W-2, "Wage and Tax Statement," from each employer you worked for to use in preparing your federal tax return. According to the IRS, employers must furnish this record of 2002 earnings and withheld taxes no later than Jan. 31, 2003 (if mailed, allow a few days for delivery).

Check those deductions

Money Clubs aim to educate women on personal finance

Money Clubs aim to educate women on personal finance
NEW YORK -- The Savvy Women meet monthly at a suburban Chicago library, while the Money Master$ gather at a cafe in Oceanside, Calif.

Chefs give bad calories good taste

Chefs give bad calories good taste
Even a Twinkie can aspire to greatness.

Circle of friends benefits rider

Cutter lays down the law
Don't let Cyndi Goodwin fool you. She may be a cowgirl, but she carries a badge.

Georgian finds the time

Jill Freeman claims her biggest victory
Jill Freeman didn't let the ornery cows bother her.

Jill Freeman claims her biggest victory

Long trip pays off for rider
Randall Bass deserved to win an award just for making the trip to Augusta.

Circle of friends benefits rider
If a cowboy can be measured by the company he keeps, then Craig Morris is in good shape.

Blewitt overtakes Nix
Matthew Blewitt barely qualified for Saturday night's cutting.

Georgian finds the time
Chad Roland has a family, works in real estate and trains his own horses.

Wolfpack upset No. 11 Jackets
RALEIGH, N.C. - An emphasis on rebounding paid off in a big way for North Carolina State on Saturday.

Lady Jackets snap losing skid
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Megan Isom scored a game-high 20 points to lead Georgia Tech past Florida State 72-63 on Sunday and snap a five game losing streak.

Wolfpack upset No. 11 Jackets

Lady Jackets snap losing skid

Some hospital gowns aren't so bad

Bogey-free Triplett pulls into tie at top
LA QUINTA, Calif. -- Like a baseball pitcher working on a no-hitter, Kirk Triplett didn't particularly want to hear about his bogey-free run.

Golf roundup

Siem wins Dunhill on third playoff hole
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Germany's Marcel Siem made a 10-foot birdie putt on the third playoff hole to beat France's Raphael Jacquelin and Gregory Havret and win the Dunhill Championship on Sunday.

Bogey-free Triplett pulls into tie at top

Mickelson wins playoff to end victory drought
LA QUINTA, Calif. -- Phil Mickelson showed he's back on his game after a disappointing year, beating Skip Kendall on the first playoff hole Sunday in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

Golf roundup
LA QUINTA, Calif. - Like a baseball pitcher working on a no-hitter, Kirk Triplett didn't particularly want to hear about his bogey-free run.

Siem wins Dunhill on third playoff hole

Mickelson wins playoff to end victory drought

Calendar gift may aid vote for president
There's an old joke that asks why this country gets 50 candidates for Miss America, but inevitably just two for president.

Futurity parade cancelled due to rain

Jury gives Rivera death
Reinaldo Rivera got what he asked for.

Cheek arrested on drunk-driving charges
Augusta Commissioner Andy Cheek said today his arrest on drunk-driving charges Sunday night was an embarrassing mistake on his part.

Winter weather blasts Southeast
Schools in at least 17 north Georgia counties were closed Monday, and the combination of declining temperatures and freezing rain raised concerns about increased power outages and travel difficulties.

More closings announced
Because of Monday's bad weather, the following closings have been announced:

Weather delays school openings, closes highways
Emergency officials were busy this morning sanding roads, cleaning up wrecks and removing tree limbs as a blast of icy, wintry weather made traveling a maneuvering nightmare.

Icing conditions could continue into tonight
Weather officials said today's icing could continue into tonight and Tuesday morning depending on the temperature, which was expected to hover around freezing through tonight. At 11:30 a.m. today, the temperature was 31.

Schools close early because of weather
Poor weather conditions led Augusta State University to cancel classes today while school districts in Richmond, Columbia and Aiken counties were scrambling to release students as soon as possible.

Let city pay for sewer mandate

If we help others now, we may eliminate hate
A 6-year-old Iranian girl plays in a nursery center in Iran, but her mother and father will never come to pick up their precious daughter and take her home with them to the security she had in their love and protection. They are among the 30,000 who died in the earthquake in Iran... Richard Amundson, Augusta

Space: only government program to show return

Illegal immigration and abortion connected
How, as a nation, can we be upset over the influx of illegal immigrants? They are affordable, available and want to work. Dennis M. Gruba, Augusta

If we help others now, we may eliminate hate

Space: only government program to show return
Quick, name one program run by the government that showed a profit? It certainly isn't anything in health, education and welfare. Same for Social Security. Ditto for transportation, energy, Treasury and the Environmental Protection Agency, ad nauseum. Paul F. Beck, Martinez, Ga.

Let city pay for sewer mandate
Has the Augusta Utilities Department proved that discontinuing the use of septic tanks will solve the coliform bacteria problem in our local streams? No. Allen Saxon, assistant director for wastewater treatment, said that animal waste (mainly from birds) is carried by rainwater draining into our streams. Let's not forget our pets, all warm-blooded wildlife, livestock, manure-spreading and fertilizing. Coliform bacteria is also found naturally in soil. Kenneth Wheeler, Martinez, Ga.

Illegal immigration and abortion connected

Has come to realize that 'blob' is a baby
Thirty-one years ago when Roe v. Wade was made the law of the land, I personally did not understand what all the fuss was about. I really did not have any problem with the removal of the "blob of tissue" being taken from a woman's womb. But now I know. Nancy Garner, Augusta

Lasting Love

Feed your hunger for trivia, lists

Happiness fills home

Real Cold Mountain not what you saw on screen

Memo can help boss politely decline gifts

Tour recounts Civil War melee in 'Cold Mountain'

Help your child have a positive learning experience by being a proactive parent

Some question quality of care from cruise MDs

Living briefs

Walk the walk, talk the talk when it comes to tobacco and kids

Don't wait until the last minute

What to do

Why Breastfeed?

Techbits: Wait no more, Danish spam, Nintendo's game, and more

Ice cream is a very serious matter

Home front

A high-tech way to create an old-fashion photo book

New video games are really something else

Man settles disputes on contract merits, not emotion

Living briefs
In honor of Valentine's Day, The Augusta Chronicle wants to find out what films people watch when they are in the mood for love.

Techbits: Wait no more, Danish spam, Nintendo's game, and more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Booting up and waiting has become a fact of life with computing, but that doesn't have to remain the case with a crop of home entertainment PCs reaching the market.

Home front
How many agents does it take to sell real estate? These days, close to a million.

Man settles disputes on contract merits, not emotion
In a society where "see you in court" rolls off the tongue as easily as a simple hello, it's no surprise consumers and contractors often embroil themselves in home improvement brouhahas.

Happiness fills home
Kathy Nixon calls her gray, shingle-sided home in Forrest Hills her "happy house."

Tour recounts Civil War melee in 'Cold Mountain'
PETERSBURG, Va. - In a war known for bloodshed, the Battle of the Crater was unique in its ferociousness.

Memo can help boss politely decline gifts
Dear Carson: Each year I give holiday gifts to my co-workers. This week, one of the supervisors presented me with a watch. I thanked him for the gift and told him that it would come in handy. When he left,I found out that the watch was broken and that the back was inscribed, "8-17-00, Happy Birthday, Love, Mom and Step Dad." I looked up the giver's birthdate and it is Aug. 17. When I returned the gift, the giver blamed his wife for the mix-up.

Nicole Kidman slept here, but then so did Dracula
RASNOV, Romania -- Mozart's "Requiem" floats over the walls of a 14th-century citadel and wafts down the snowy slopes that tower over this Transylvanian town.

New video games are really something else
Behold: It teaches rhythm and timing. It gets kids exercising and encourages them to hang out and jaw with their pals. Do not be afraid. It is a video game.

Real Cold Mountain not what you saw on screen
SUNBURST, N.C. -- Its namesake motion picture was filmed an ocean away, but a trip to the real Cold Mountain in the Blue Ridge of western North Carolina can still evoke the tale of Confederate soldier Inman's homeward journey.

A high-tech way to create an old-fashion photo book
Plenty can be done with the hundreds of digital pictures we took of our baby in his first few weeks, from simple prints and calendars to paperweights and elaborate CD slide shows that run on the PC or television for hours.

Sao Paulo celebrates its 450th birthday
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Just south of the Tropic of Capricorn, on a breezy plateau whose rivers were harnessed for electricity by an engineer from Omaha, one of the world's greatest cities is celebrating its 450th birthday Sunday.

Some question quality of care from cruise MDs
MIAMI -- The man in his 40s was thrilled when he hit a big jackpot at one of a cruise ship's slot machines. Ten minutes later, his jubilation was abruptly ended by chest pains.

ECHL notebook

ECHL notebook
Joe Exter considers his life and his hockey career "Gifts from God," and with good reason.

Across the southeast

Schools close early because of weather

Voters look for unique message
WILLISTON, S.C. - Steve Sloan, a retired Savannah River Site employee who is running for the town council, is a perfect example of the decidedly different political landscape the seven Democratic presidential candidates face as they campaign in South Carolina.

Across South Carolina
YORK - A York County man has been charged with unlawful manufacturing of liquor after narcotics officers discovered a moonshine distillery on his property.

Taxpayers still could take a pocketbook hit under Perdue budget
ATLANTA -- Gov. Sonny Perdue is keeping a promise to balance the $16.1 billion budget for next year without raising state taxes, but taxpayers still may take a hit from his spending proposal.

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - A famed hairdresser has pleaded guilty to molesting a teenage boy, Chatham County court officials said.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Jasper Darius Overstreet, 8, of Augusta.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Ashlyn Brooke Bedgood of Martinez.

Bus driver of fatal bus-train collision in 2000 to enter plea

News you can use
JAN. 25, 1928 Work began yesterday on the new stadium and ballpark at Allen Park when Ashley V. Howell, president of the Howell Construction Co., to whom the contract for the construction of an all-wood and steel grandstand was let by council Monday night, and his crew of workmen, together with the city engineer, staked off the grounds for the foundation of the huge project.

At Georgia, student cheaters find second chance
ATLANTA -- Three years after the University of Georgia revised its honor code to offer a second chance to students who cheat, school officials say the policy has benefited students and faculty members.

Futurity dusts off carriages, wagons for parade
For about two hours today, a portion of downtown Augusta will look something like it did a century ago, as the Augusta Futurity Horse and Carriage Parade makes its way along Broad and Seventh streets.

Missing Alabama man's vehicle found buried in Georgia
OPELIKA, Ala. -- A pickup truck belonging to an Opelika mobile home salesman missing since 2001 has been found buried in a field near Talbotton, Ga.

911 calls result in standoff
AIKEN - A woman who claimed an armed intruder had broken into her house early Saturday ended up keeping about 50 police officers on alert for about six hours outside her home.

Augusta seen as critical for 12th
ATHENS, Ga. - The official start of the 12th Congressional District campaign is weeks away, but the Democrats who want to challenge first-term Republican Rep. Max Burns are being told Augusta is the key to winning the district, a skinny strip running from Athens to Savannah.

Training class tells people how to be top dogs
AIKEN - Even with several years of dog training under her belt, veterinarian technician Kristina Stoner still runs into trouble.

Group discusses goals
ATLANTA - A focus on education and the economy, combined with a strong grass-roots effort, is key to Democratic victories in this year's elections, party officials said at a gathering focused on turning out the vote in November.

Church cleans up after fire
By 8 a.m. Saturday, Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church members were already at the rear of their East Cedar Street church armed with push-brooms, mops, buckets and cleaning solutions.

Missing Alabama man's vehicle found buried in Georgia

Out of this world Mars project is explored firsthand
Nine-year-old Lauren Tincher looked serious while explaining how she and seven classmates from C.T. Walker Magnet School built a Lego-block replica of Spirit, the robotic rover exploring Mars.

The week ahead

Community's generosity to fund helps 1,431 families
Augustans reached deep into their pockets this past holiday season to give to The Augusta Chronicle's 73rd annual Empty Stocking Fund.

Five questions
Martha King, operator for the Augusta Cares hot line, answers five questions for The Augusta Chronicle.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Winder woman brings homeless off the street with new shelter
WINDER, Ga. -- In Barrow County, sewer pipes, state parks and downtown alley tents have served as homes for the homeless.

Across the southeast

Prisons overhaul needed, but officials can't agree how
ATLANTA -- A get-tough crime policy coupled with a state budget crunch has left Georgia prisons so overcrowded they're in crisis, and lawmakers this session will consider several plans to overhaul the corrections system.

Survey suggests problems persist

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH -With millions of dollars in federal and state funding at stake, Savannah has reclaimed about 1,500 residents in its official count after challenging the U.S. Census Bureau, city officials said.

Out of this world Mars project is explored firsthand

Across the southeast
PANAMA CITY, Fla. -A 19-year-old man was charged with tossing a firebomb into the home of a witness who was going to testify against him in a drug case.

Across Georgia

The week ahead
Proof positive that the Academy Awards do not always recognize cinematic excellence: Bill Murray was left off the nominations list for his thoughtful work in Caddyshack. That's a wrong; however, that might be righted Tuesday morning, when this year's nominations are announced at the uncivilized hour of 5:30 a.m. PST (8:30 a.m EST). Mr. Murray is a firm favorite for his work in Lost in Translation. Although Mr. Murray's portrayal of an anguished actor adrift in an alien land could never measure up to his gopher-hunting greenskeeper Carl, it's not bad. The Oscar nominations are my Best Bet for this week. Here's what else is going on.

Correction

Keeping the water safe
A security awareness study has been federally mandated for Augusta-area water departments for the sake of safety in 2004 and beyond.

News you can use

Mother of slain family members turned to 911 dispatcher for help
ROME, Ga. -- The woman whose family members were killed and three daughters were kidnapped said a 911 dispatcher was crucial in helping her.

Experts say S. Carolina won't go for Dean

Weather service predicts cold, ice

Budget cuts, law test teachers

Weather delays school openings, closes highways

Rivera case leaves 2 families shocked

Augusta seen as critical for 12th

911 calls result in standoff

Rivera case leaves 2 families shocked
Gloria Perius still wakes up in the night crying, she told jurors and courtroom spectators who shed tears with her Saturday as she described the loss of a daughter brutalized and left for dead by Reinaldo Rivera.

Futurity parade cancelled due to rain

Voters say economy should be the focus

Kid of the Day

Chambers face different tasks
ATLANTA - The House and Senate will focus on dramatically different issues this week as the General Assembly reconvenes after a weeklong recess.

High school, college jock turned graduate student

State patrol clears Arcade police of running speed trap
ARCADE, Ga. -- The Georgia State Patrol has cleared the Arcade Police Department of accusations that its officers had been running a speed trap to boost the city's revenue.

Across the area
After a six-month investigation, state and local officials have arrested eight people on charges of selling illegal drugs in Wrens, authorities said.

Bus driver of fatal bus-train collision in 2000 to enter plea
CHATSWORTH, Ga. -- The bus driver of a fatal bus-train collision that killed three children in 2000 is expected to enter a plea on Monday.

Boat industry's tide is rising after economic slump
ATLANTA -- To Carey Brattlof, buying a boat isn't so much about money as it is an investment in his family.

Across the southeast
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Navy command that watches the waters around South America and conducts maritime anti-drug and anti-terrorist operations in the region is coming to Jacksonville.

Aerial photographer fatally shot on sales call
CUMMING, Ga. -- A Forsyth County man has been accused of killing an aerial photographer who made his living by taking pictures of houses and businesses from the air and selling prints to the owners.

Man involved in chase charged with murder
COMMERCE, Ga. -- A South Carolina man will be charged Monday with murder after a multi-county car chase ended with the death of an innocent motorist, Piedmont Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tim Madison said.

Correction
An article in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about Reinaldo Rivera's death penalty trial incorrectly stated the crimes for which the jury will set punishment. The jury will determine the sentence only for the murder of Sgt. Marni Glista.

Activists see dangerous trend in animal abuse at fraternities
ATHENS, Ga. -- Fraternity brothers have dropped a puppy off a Mississippi River bridge, beaten a goose to death with a golf club, and abandoned an unconscious, intoxicated pig in a park.

Budget cuts, law test teachers
AIKEN - Call it a double bind for South Carolina teachers.

Plan has cuts for forestry services
COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford's plan to slash more than $2 million from the state Forestry Commission's budget could cost the agency a tenth of its jobs and diminish recreational activities, including biking and hiking, at state forests.

It's home even off the range for Futurity participants
Billy Ray Tanner and his wife, Glenda, will trade a luxury hotel room for tight living quarters in an RV any day.

Voters say economy should be the focus
WILLISTON, S.C. - Darryl Oliver may be a hard-core Republican set on voting for President Bush this fall, but he has a message for the seven Democrats running in South Carolina's Feb. 3 presidential preference primary - one that echoes the famous mantra of political operative James Carville.

Savannah gets more G-8 advice
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The questions swirled for months before the G-8 summit of world leaders: Would roadblocks snarl commutes to work? Who would pay security and cleanup costs? Would protesters trash downtown businesses?

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -Winter came back with a vengeance to northern South Carolina on Sunday.

Survey suggests problems persist
For most cities, race is an issue that smolders on the periphery of public consciousness, awaiting only a spark to inflame passions on a topic many people feel uncomfortable discussing.

Across the area
A 22-year-old Augusta woman told police she was raped during the weekend, according to officials.

Be a solution to racial divisions, not a problem
Did you ever sit down and try to have a serious conversation about race in America? I mean a really serious conversation where you honestly look at the issue and examine your own attitudes, not the kind that starts after a couple of drinks and you say, "If we all just tried to be nicer to each other..."

High school, college jock turned graduate student
Mark Fields played basketball at Aquinas High School and concedes he was something of a jock. But Sally Atherton could see the doctoral student within.

Community's generosity to fund helps 1,431 families

Rants and Raves
I AM 70 YEARS OLD. I have a cat. Sometimes I have chicken or fish to feed the cat. I do buy the cat nutritious food out of my Social Security check because he's the only warm thing I see most days. I expect him to be around a lot longer than some of these so-called friends. I noticed nobody else cares if I have food or if my cat has food, so it's none of their business.

It's home even off the range for Futurity participants

News you can use
JAN. 26, 1923 Oswell R. Eve, member of the Augusta bar, was elected ordinary judge of Richmond County in yesterday's Democratic primary over C. Gordon Lamback, local businessman and member of the Richmond County Commission, by 547 votes.

Be a solution to racial divisions, not a problem

Six dead in Greenville motel fire
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Six people, including a toddler, died early Sunday in a motel fire that sent panicked guests jumping from windows into the parking lot and produced smoke so thick some of the victims ran toward the worst of the blaze as they tried to escape.

Training class tells people how to be top dogs

Peeler: Things with ex-partner were better-than-expected days before killings
ROME, Ga. -- Days before Melissa Peeler's family members were killed and daughters were kidnapped, Peeler thought her breakup with ex-partner Jerry William Jones was going well.

Futurity dusts off carriages, wagons for parade

Prisons to get budget boost
TRENTON, S.C. - In another year of merciless budget-cutting, the South Carolina Department of Corrections has the rare distinction of having $19 million added to its budget, as proposed by Gov. Mark Sanford.

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Winder woman brings homeless off the street with new shelter

Keeping the water safe

Mother of slain family members turned to 911 dispatcher for help

Prisons overhaul needed, but officials can't agree how

Group discusses goals

Activists see dangerous trend in animal abuse at fraternities

Chambers face different tasks

Boat industry's tide is rising after economic slump

Plan has cuts for forestry services

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Kid of the day

Six dead in Greenville motel fire

Across South Carolina

Taxpayers still could take a pocketbook hit under Perdue budget

Cheek arrested on drunk-driving charges

Winter weather blasts Southeast

Prisons to get budget boost

Weather service predicts cold, ice
Surrounding counties in Georgia and South Carolina are expected to encounter cold and icy conditions through Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in West Columbia, S.C.

Voters look for unique message

Test your Panthers knowledge
As the Carolina Panthers stare into the brightest light in sports, their whole young life flashes before our eyes.

Some hospital gowns aren't so bad
Not long ago I had to get an X-ray, and of course, that meant getting naked.

Black filmmakers show indie works at Sundance

Spidey, Harry and Shrek lead familiar pack of Hollywood films

'The Butterfly Effect' debuts in top spot

'The Butterfly Effect' debuts in top spot
LOS ANGELES -- Ashton Kutcher punked the critics as his time-travel thriller "The Butterfly Effect" stole the top spot at the weekend box office.

Spidey, Harry and Shrek lead familiar pack of Hollywood films
LOS ANGELES -- You'd think there isn't an original idea left in Hollywood with all the sequels, spinoffs and remakes crowding the 2004 movie lineup.

Black filmmakers show indie works at Sundance
PARK CITY, Utah - Black filmmakers are gaining influence in big-money Hollywood. It only follows that they would make inroads in low-budget independent cinema, too.

Topher Grace pokes fun at fame in 'Win a Date ...'

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater location through Tuesday.

Mini reviews

Topher Grace pokes fun at fame in 'Win a Date ...'
LOS ANGELES -- While "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!" offers Topher Grace his first lead movie role, he says he didn't consciously seek a breakout role or star turn.

Genre-bending Lizz Wright has stellar "jazz" album

Genre-bending Lizz Wright has stellar "jazz" album
NEW YORK -- It's typical for new artists on the verge of signing a record contract to be anxious about the future: Will they get a hit? Become rich? Is stardom on the horizon?

New tires, rules ready for testing
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - New tires and some new aerodynamics rules have turned the annual preseason test at Las Vegas Motor Speedway into a must for most of the top NASCAR teams.

New tires, rules ready for testing

James practices, may face Magic
CLEVELAND -- Cavaliers rookie LeBron James practiced for the first time since spraining his right ankle and said he might play Monday against Orlando.

Fans protest proposed Nets sale

Fans protest proposed Nets sale
EAST RUTHERFORD N.J. -- Some 30 people protested the proposed sale and move of the New Jersey Nets to Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sunday outside the team's home arena.

Hornets sting Spurs at the buzzer

Hawks get win over Pistons
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Jason Terry scored 22 points and Stephen Jackson added 21 to lead the short-handed Atlanta Hawks to a 91-82 win over the Detroit on Sunday night, ending the Pistons' nine-game home winning streak.

Hornets sting Spurs at the buzzer
SAN ANTONIO -- Darrell Armstrong capped a season-high 35-point performance by hitting a 3-pointer from 25 feet with a second left to lead the New Orleans Hornets to a come-from-behind 98-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night.

Hawks get win over Pistons

James practices, may face Magic

Top 25 roundup
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Chris Taft and Mark McCarroll scored 15 points apiece and No. 8 Pittsburgh held No. 13 Syracuse to its lowest point total in 36 years.

SEC roundup
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - David Lee scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half Saturday to help No. 17 Florida surge to a 68-52 victory over turnover-riddled Auburn.

Augusta State falls to Kennesaw State
KENNESAW, Ga. - A woeful all-around shooting performance led to Augusta State's 77-45 loss to powerful Kennesaw State on Saturday in Peach Belt Conference action.

No. 18 Lady Jags hang on
KENNESAW, Ga. - Ernesia Wideman had 15 points, eight assists and three steals as No. 18 Augusta State edged Kennesaw State 71-67 on Saturday in a Peach Belt Conference game.

Duke returns home from NCAA rehearsal
WASHINGTON -- Duke is back home after a four-day road trip that went as well as the Blue Devils could have hoped.

In Super Bowl spotlight, Houston tries to shed grimy image

In Cajun country, Delhomme delirium is in full swing

Panthers departure proves Super Bowl anything but a regular game

Super Bowl trip caps two years of stardom for Brady

Controversial show puts NFL, ESPN in awkward positions

Panthers hardly are first surprise finalist this season

Texans gave Super Bowl teams tough first visit to Houston

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What DHR can do for mentally ill
WHEN A COMPANY or government agency goes awry, who is to blame? Usually, the leadership. When a company or government agency goes awry, who suffers? Usually, the company's or agency's clients.

Education and transportation key to protecting bases
GEORGIA'S 13 military bases are central to our nation's defense and - from Savannah to Marietta - an integral part of our state's community fabric.

Education and transportation key to protecting bases
GEORGIA'S 13 military bases are central to our nation's defense and - from Savannah to Marietta - an integral part of our state's community fabric.

What DHR can do for mentally ill
WHEN A COMPANY or government agency goes awry, who is to blame? Usually, the leadership. When a company or government agency goes awry, who suffers? Usually, the company's or agency's clients.

Overtime

Agassi has a coach for all ages

Henin-Hardenne, Mauresmo advance

Junior welterweight back on top with a new title

Overtime

Area sports anouncements

Evans makes big splash at Panther-Pack

Roddick, Agassi on track for semifinal showdown

Agassi has a coach for all ages
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Andre Agassi calls Darren Cahill a coach for all ages.

Raymond advances to Australian Open quarterfinals
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Lisa Raymond followed her upset over Venus Williams with an easy victory, defeating wild-card entry Tatiana Golovin 6-2, 6-0 Monday to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals.

Overtime
In Stockholm, Sweden, Hanna Ljungberg, one of the world's top female soccer players, tore a knee ligament and faces a six-month layoff but still hopes to compete in the Athens Olympics.

Area sports anouncements
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.

Junior welterweight back on top with a new title
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Even one-handed, Arturo Gatti looked pretty tough.

Evans makes big splash at Panther-Pack
Being buff isn't really a boon for high school swimmers, but Evans certainly showed some muscle Saturday at the Augusta Aquatics Center.

Roddick, Agassi on track for semifinal showdown
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Asked to pick a title favorite heading into the Australian Open's second week, Andy Roddick pointed to Andre Agassi.

Henin-Hardenne, Mauresmo advance
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Top-ranked Justine Henin-Hardenne advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Sunday, saving a set point in a 6-1, 7-6 (5) victory over Italian qualifier Mara Santangelo.

Overtime
In Vina Del Mar, Chile, Brazil was eliminated from competing in the 2004 Olympic soccer tournament with a 1-0 loss to Paraguay in South American qualifying.

One that didn't get away

One that didn't get away
Dow Beaty was fishing at Clarks Hill last month with Jay Leatherman, his favorite guide, who steered him to this 12-pound hybrid - his biggest ever. They were fishing with live herring. 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, Evans, Ga., 30809 or e-mail to rob.pavey@augustachronicle.com.

Outdoors calendar

Outdoors calendar
Monday: The CSRA Flyfishing Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. at a new location, Living World Church off River Watch Parkway. Visitors are welcome.

New study might benefit stripers
Striped bass anglers enjoy their sport - and the fiercely competitive tournaments it has spawned in places like Clarks Hill Lake.

Experts say S. Carolina won't go for Dean
AIKEN - Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean was supposed to finish strong in the Iowa caucus, win New Hampshire's Democratic primary Tuesday and ride a wave of momentum into South Carolina.

Controversial show puts NFL, ESPN in awkward positions
Outrageous on the one hand, a little bit too real on the other, the hit TV show "Playmakers" put the NFL in an awkward situation this year.

Panthers hardly are first surprise finalist this season
HOUSTON -- Anyone who is stunned by Carolina's ascension in the NFL hasn't been paying attention.

In Super Bowl spotlight, Houston tries to shed grimy image
HOUSTON -- When all eyes turn to Houston for the Super Bowl, locals hope the world sees past the city's "Urban Cowboy" image and a landscape dotted with chemical plants and refineries.

Texans gave Super Bowl teams tough first visit to Houston
HOUSTON -- The Panthers and Patriots can only hope their next trip to Houston will be easier than their last.

Panthers departure proves Super Bowl anything but a regular game
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers did their best to approach the Super Bowl as just an ordinary away game. When it came time to leave for Houston, it was clear this was an extraordinary trip.

In Cajun country, Delhomme delirium is in full swing
BREAUX BRIDGE, La. -- At the edge of a park where Jake Delhomme played peewee football, there's a cypress sculpture of a crawfish about the size of a refrigerator.

Super Bowl trip caps two years of stardom for Brady
FOXBORO, Mass. -- The State of the Union was neat. Disney World's a hoot. One can only guess what Tom Brady thought about the Playboy Mansion.

New study might benefit stripers

Test your Panthers knowledge

Miniseries traces the human side of global drug trafficking

Super Bowl ads to battle for supremacy
NEW YORK -- A new crop of contenders will be taking their shot at immortality at next week's Super Bowl, but they won't be doing it on the football field.

Miniseries traces the human side of global drug trafficking
NEW YORK -- "Traffic" is proving to be one of the most durable entertainment formulas of our time.

Mary McCormack faces up to 'Traffic'

Golden Globes promises night of elegant irreverence
LOS ANGELES -- Formal irreverence. That's what the Golden Globes telecast promises viewers each year.

Super Bowl ads to battle for supremacy

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

Mary McCormack faces up to 'Traffic'
LOS ANGELES -- Mary McCormack scratches her nose, illustrating a point about the kind of actress she never wanted to be.

Last laugh for 'Friends' as production ends
LOS ANGELES -- They won't be there for us anymore.

Last laugh for 'Friends' as production ends

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
Its first story on its first day said a lot about what "Sunday Morning" would be like for the next quarter-century: anchorman Charles Kuralt profiled a California lumberjack who in his off hours played the musical saw.

Golden Globes promises night of elegant irreverence

'Mona Lisa Smile' star insulates herself with co-stars

Q&A: Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro

Actor goes from 'Swimming Pool' to dusty Indian roads

Academy prepares for 'nominations eve' frenzy

Slow start dooms Dogs

Heart-Shaped Memories

Tooth fairy economic theory

Lady Dogs end skid with win over Tigers
ATHENS, Ga. -- Janese Hardrick is a freshman, which means "she doesn't know where she parked her car this morning," according to Georgia coach Andy Landers.

Lady Dogs end skid with win over Tigers

Slow start dooms Dogs
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State hit Georgia in the gut Saturday and Georgia couldn't hit back.

Lone 3 lifts No. 25 South Carolina
COLUMBIA - If Carlos Powell asked for the basketball in a game like this two years ago, South Carolina coach Dave Odom would have written it off as, "That's just Carlos wanting to score points."

Lone 3 lifts No. 25 South Carolina

Kentucky tops South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Danyelle Payne had 18 points and six assists to lead Kentucky past South Carolina 75-61 on Sunday.

Kentucky tops South Carolina

New Jersey couple sues Blockbuster after child views porn on PG tape

Clerk accused of shortchanging winner of lottery ticket

Agents crack drug ring that used babies and formula as cover

Man works to fill big shoes

Foster dad sentenced for binding children with duct tape