Teenie Harris Archive Project finding answers to photo mysteries
PITTSBURGH -- It probably shouldn't come as a surprise that Charles "Teenie" Harris didn't meticulously log much information about the people and places in the tens of thousands of photographs he took.

Chagall's complicated and fragile relationship to Germany

John Grisham returns with 'The Last Juror'
NEW YORK -- Year after year, for more than a decade, John Grisham has been writing best sellers that bring criticism from both readers and critics alike.

Rosie O'Donnell bids tearful farewell to 'Taboo'

Teenie Harris Archive Project finding answers to photo mysteries

'Strange Matter' exhibit calls attention to science of materials

Rosie O'Donnell bids tearful farewell to 'Taboo'
NEW YORK -- Minutes after the final curtain fell on "Taboo," the $10 million Broadway musical that folded after three months of mediocre ticket sales, producer Rosie O'Donnell stood outside the Plymouth Theatre wiping tears from her eyes.

John Grisham returns with 'The Last Juror'

Penn State scholar finds secret influence on 'The Scarlet Letter'
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" was the furthest thing from Richard Kopley's mind when the English teacher started working on what would become his first scholarly book.

Chagall's complicated and fragile relationship to Germany
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Artist Marc Chagall's early admirers were German collectors.

Penn State scholar finds secret influence on 'The Scarlet Letter'

Museum exhibit shows off the drinking in luxury

Museum exhibit shows off the drinking in luxury
NEW YORK -- Think that morning dose of double latte in a paper cup is a real luxury? Hardly.

'Strange Matter' exhibit calls attention to science of materials
JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- When you look at a computer, do you think about the materials in it? When a basketball ricochets off a transparent backboard, do you marvel at how strong the glass is?

Approval of more night games at Wrigley expected
CHICAGO -- Night games at Wrigley Field would increase this year under a plan expected to be approved by Chicago officials this week.

Henson clears waivers
NEW YORK -- Drew Henson became a baseball free agent Monday when he cleared waivers without being claimed.

Offerman agrees to minor league contract with Twins
MINNEAPOLIS -- Jose Offerman agreed Monday to a minor league contract the Minnesota Twins, who have an opening for a utility infielder.

Henson clears waivers

Honest Abe didn't say all those famous quotes, honestly

Police discover kidnapping victim during traffic stop
SILVER SPRING, Md. -- A vehicle and foot chase ended with the surprise discovery by two police officers that they had unknowingly foiled a kidnapping.

Bicyclist charged with shooting motorist in fight over obscene gesture
MONROEVILLE, Pa. -- A bicyclist shot a truck driver in the arm during a confrontation that began when the man pedaling the bike made an obscene gesture, police said.

Men take to the streets of New York to demand freedom to wear skirts
NEW YORK -- About 100 men in minis, midis and even tutus took to the streets of Manhattan to call for an end to the tyranny of trousers.

Odds and Ends
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. -- It was a double dose of luck for one couple here.

Henson clears waivers
NEW YORK -- Drew Henson became a baseball free agent Monday when he cleared waivers without being claimed.

Henson clears waivers

Benefactress Joan B. Kroc shunned fame as she transformed lives

Cool hunter finds plenty in Japan to inspire businesses
TOKYO -- Loic Bizel leads visitors through alleys packed with wild-haired youngsters, makes his way into tiny boutiques tucked beneath stairwells and points out fatigue-inspired jackets, handpainted sneakers and plaid miniskirts.

Japanese business ties with China are growing
KIMITSU, Japan -- One after another, red-hot slabs of metal emerge from the blazing maws of the furnaces at Nippon Steel and are squeezed and stretched into long, thin sheets - perfect for car bodies or cell phones.

Consumer spending, fueled by tax cuts, critical to economic recovery

GM recalls more than 600,000 mid-size SUVs to repair windshield wipers

Japanese business ties with China are growing

AARP helps with taxes
Tax time tends to be a headache for even the savviest number crunchers, not to mention senior citizens with meager incomes who have trouble figuring out what to do and where to go.

Bush's economic report declares economic recovery is taking hold
WASHINGTON -- Declaring that "America's economy is strong and getting stronger," President Bush told Congress Monday in his annual economic report that last year's tax cut was doing the job in reviving business growth.

Stewart star witness said he didnt' think he did anything wrong with tip
NEW YORK -- The star witness against Martha Stewart testified Monday he did not believe he was doing anything wrong when he gave her a tip that led her to dump stock in 2001.

GM recalls more than 600,000 mid-size SUVs to repair windshield wipers
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. is recalling about 636,000 sport utility vehicles from model years 2002 and 2003 to repair faulty windshield wiper equipment that has caused at least two accidents, the automaker said Monday.

Benefactress Joan B. Kroc shunned fame as she transformed lives
Often, no one knew where the money had come from. Only later, did recipients discover they had joined a long list whose lives were transformed by an unlikely angel, a chain-smoking heiress with elegant clothes and fabulous jewels and passionate opinions about war and peace.

Tower Records' parent company files for bankruptcy

Business briefs

Bush's economic report declares economic recovery is taking hold

Oil rush: China looks far afield to fuel an economy in overdrive

Consumer spending, fueled by tax cuts, critical to economic recovery
WASHINGTON -- Jodi Fields is eyeing a digital camera. Luigi Esposito is buying a new boat. Jack Manasco is saving for a rainy day. What Americans do with the fatter paychecks or child tax-credit checks from President Bush's latest tax-cut package will play a critical role in the strength of the economy's anticipated rebound this year.

Kodak to roll out photo kiosks that develop 35mm film in minutes
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The latest advance in old-fashioned photography is coming soon: a self-service kiosk that can convert a roll of 35mm film into prints in as little as seven minutes.

Cool hunter finds plenty in Japan to inspire businesses

Tower Records' parent company files for bankruptcy
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The parent company of Tower Records, the pioneering record merchant that invented the music megastore and became one of the nation's largest music and video retailers, has filed for bankruptcy, the company announced Monday.

Kodak to roll out photo kiosks that develop 35mm film in minutes

Oil rush: China looks far afield to fuel an economy in overdrive
DAKAR, Senegal -- The West African nation of Gabon isn't one of the world's more high-profile countries. So why a full-out state visit by China's leader? That's easy: oil.

Business briefs
Many older workers seem to be morning people, finding the early part of the day their most productive time, according to the employment consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., which studied the work force of people 55 and older.

Bowden might overhaul Clemson staff
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson offensive coordinator Brad Scott apparently has been demoted to offensive line coach, one of several reassignments for the Tigers' coaching staff, according to published reports.

No. 1 Duke derails Clemson
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke's normally vociferous Cameron Crazies were uncharacteristically low-key, so the top-ranked Blue Devils turned to rebounding and defense to get everyone excited.

Musketeers' Usry makes next step with Clemson
When Clemson soccer coach Trevor Adair spoke in the Richmond Academy library early Monday morning, he said his Tigers squad had goals.

Florida St. routs Clemson
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Trinetta Moore posted a game high 13 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to help lead Florida State past Clemson 65-50 on Sunday.

Musketeers' Usry makes next step with Clemson

Florida St. routs Clemson

No. 1 Duke derails Clemson

Leader in Colorado recruiting probe backpedals after victim comment
DENVER -- A woman leading an investigation into recruiting practices at the University of Colorado said Monday she will not resign, despite suggesting that women put themselves at risk of rape by attending alcohol-fueled sex parties.

Leader in Colorado recruiting probe backpedals after victim comment

Kentucky at its best in close games

Undefeated Stanford becoming the toast of campus

Befitting a sports town
When the world thinks of Augusta, Ga., does it think of the efficient services delivered by our crack consolidated government?

Who's really AWOL?

Befitting a sports town

Merit pay for teachers
Gov. Sonny Perdue is seeking a 2-percent raise from the legislature for Georgia public school teachers - and despite grim revenue forecasts and budget shortfalls, most people, especially teachers, think it's a good idea.

Merit pay for teachers

Who's really AWOL?
Now that Democrats are on their way to picking a genuine war hero as their standard-bearer to run against George W. Bush in November, they've decided to take dead aim at the president's service in the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam war.

A pivotal election
If the Democratic standardbearer were Howard Dean, the election might be about his temperament, or about rehashing the Iraq war.

No retreating for British star Eileen Atkins
NEW YORK -- Eileen Atkins, currently on Broadway in "The Retreat From Moscow" and in movie theaters with "Cold Mountain," isn't exactly the shy, retiring type.

Father of Jackson accuser says he wants to resume seeing children
LOS ANGELES -- The father of Michael Jackson's young accuser, who has pleaded no contest to child cruelty, said in an interview broadcast Monday that he wants a restraining order dropped so he can resume seeing his children.

'Sex and the City' style for sale in HBO auction
NEW YORK -- A charity auction will offer the chance to literally walk in Carrie Bradshaw's shoes by selling wardrobe from "Sex and the City" to raise money for several charities.

Q&A: Cedric the Entertainer cuts up in 'Barbershop 2'
LOS ANGELES -- As the cranky old-timer Eddie from the "Barbershop" movies, Cedric the Entertainer snips at conventional wisdom like it's an overgrown Afro.

Luther Vandross, Beyonce big winners at Grammy Awards
LOS ANGELES -- Balladeer Luther Vandross, recovering from a stroke, won four Grammys on Sunday including song of the year for "Dance With My Father," and Beyonce earned a record-tying five honors.

'Miracle' recounts story of 1980 hockey team for a new generation
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A generation of Americans doesn't know the exhilarating win dubbed the "Miracle on Ice" or the tale behind sportscaster Al Michaels' breathless call, "Do you believe in miracles? Yes!"

Stocks slide amid investor doubts
NEW YORK -- Investors left stocks in limbo Monday, making few commitments while they awaited Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan's testimony before Congress later this week. The major indexes closed narrowly lower after seesawing through the session, but more stocks gained than declined.

AARP helps with taxes
Tax time tends to be a headache for even the savviest number crunchers, not to mention senior citizens with meager incomes who have trouble figuring out what to do and where to go.

Figuring out mutual fund fees not so simple

Here's what you will find in a mutual fund prospectus
A mutual fund prospectus is a good place for shareholders to find out more about the fees they're paying. But they also have other useful information.

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

Debate grows over fund fee disclosure
The investigation into mutual fund trading abuses has focused attention on fund fees and put pressure on regulators to improve disclosure.

Rise in business spending will boost industrials, transport and tech, too

Figuring out mutual fund fees not so simple
NEW YORK -- Ask most Americans how much they pay for electricity, water or cell phone service, and all they need to do is look at a monthly bill.

Rise in business spending will boost industrials, transport and tech, too
NEW YORK -- Cisco Systems' cautious comments on future demand for its networking products may have temporarily tanked technology stocks, but that doesn't mean companies won't splurge on capital improvements this year.

Rates mixed in Treasury bill auction

Snow, Greenspan team up to help consumers gain money smarts
WASHINGTON -- The man who signs dollar bills and the man who controls how many are in circulation teamed up Thursday to promote ways Americans can make smarter financial decisions.

Stocks slide amid investor doubts

Eagles defeat High Point, 8-3
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Freshman lefthander Everett Teaford scattered six hits and allowed three runs in six innings during his first collegiate start to lead Georgia Southern to an 8-3 victoryover High Point on Sunday.

Schenscher used to be the focus of attention
ATLANTA -- Luke Schenscher is easy to spot, whether on the basketball court or on the Georgia Tech campus. It's one of the perks - curses? - of being 7-foot-1.

Schenscher used to be the focus of attention

'Person from Porlock' takes away fame, fortune

Fleisher wins Royal Carribean

Els squanders eight-stroke lead, hangs on to win
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Three days after flirting with golf's magic number, Ernie Els was headed for a collapse.

Singh continues amazing run with a victory at Pebble

Fleisher wins Royal Carribean
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- After an unspectacular round, Bruce Fleisher clinched a win at the Royal Caribbean Classic with a birdie on the 18th hole.

Els squanders eight-stroke lead, hangs on to win

Singh continues amazing run with a victory at Pebble
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- The hardest-working man in golf is making it look easy.

Fleisher wins Royal Caribbean

Thai champ keeps WBA title
GIFU, Japan -- Thailand's Yodsanan Nanthachai kept his WBA super featherweight title Sunday, stopping Japan's Ryuhei Sugita in the seventh round.

Wie finishes at 2 under in men's Pearl Open
AIEA, Hawaii -- Michelle Wie keeps playing better at the Hawaii Pearl Open.

Thai champ keeps WBA title

Wie finishes at 2 under in men's Pearl Open

Fleisher wins Royal Caribbean
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Bruce Fleisher was back home, which was all that mattered.

Singh cruises to Pebble Beach victory
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Vijay Singh stood on the 18th green with the crystal in his hands, a trophy he has wanted to hold ever since he first set foot on Pebble Beach.

Singh on a path leading to the top

Singh on a path leading to the top
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Vijay Singh is starting to hear his name associated with some of golf's greatest players.

Prep basketball playoff schedule

Prep Tournament information

Feaster and Tortorella agree to contract extensions

GM Dudley steps down as Panthers coach; Torchetti takes over
MIAMI -- Hoping to spark a surge that ends with a playoff berth, Florida Panthers general manager Rick Dudley made his second coaching change of the season Monday.

Sakic's hat trick enough to win All-Star MVP award

East tops West in All-Star game
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- In a relatively low-scoring NHL All-Star game befitting what is jokingly called hockey's dead-puck era, 43-year-old Mark Messier turned back the clock to a different time.

Feaster and Tortorella agree to contract extensions
TAMPA, Fla. -- General manager Jay Feaster and coach John Tortorella agreed to multiyear contract extensions with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday.

Sakic's hat trick enough to win All-Star MVP award
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Joe Sakic is used to playing on a team of All-Stars back home with the Colorado Avalanche.

East tops West in All-Star game

GM Dudley steps down as Panthers coach; Torchetti takes over

Honest Abe didn't say all those famous quotes, honestly
Schoolchildren around our region will no doubt celebrate Thursday's birthday of President Abraham Lincoln in the time-honored fashion of time honoring.

Court overturns Georgia House and Senate redistricting plans
ATLANTA -- A three-judge federal panel on Tuesday overturned Georgia's redrawing of state House and Senate districts, agreeing with Republicans that Democrats' attempts to map out an advantage for their party violated the Constitution.

Turnout in primary a big disappointment
Unless I'm the only Democrat in Edgefield County voting in the Merriweather school district, I was shocked when I went to vote in the primary at noon, carrying a book for the wait in line, to find that I was the only one there. Four ladies sat at a desk with nothing to do. Maurine Meleck, North Augusta, S.C.

Support project to revitalize south Augusta

Cable more shocking than halftime show

Cartoon about Mr. Rogers, Captain Kangaroo a classic
Regarding Rick McKee's editorial cartoon about Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Rogers in the Jan. 24 edition of The Chronicle: William Huebner, Augusta

Dean's visionary leadership what we need
Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, M.D., is the one candidate running in the Democratic presidential nomination race with a track record of results as a proven leader with 12 years' experience in executive office. Timothy Bond, Augusta

Support project to revitalize south Augusta
On Jan. 27, I attended a meeting by Pride and Progress of Augusta-Richmond County. A large part of the meeting was devoted to progress reports led by J.B. Powell, president of the Rocky Creek Initiative Cooperative. Mr. Powell said that great challenges were ahead to meet goals that the cooperative has. However, within the same breath, he explained that members of the cooperative were very positive about their work and that they anticipated successful results. W. Franklin Boulineau, Hephzibah, Ga.

Abortion: Murder is murder - under God's law, anyway
There can be only one response to the letter written by James Epps on Jan. 29, "Renews belief that reproductive freedom is paramount," and that is to say that God's law and only God's law is the law that has any value in this world. Barbara A. Mohler, Augusta

Killing in name of 'choice' must end
In his Jan. 29 letter, "Renews belief that reproductive freedom is paramount," James Epps' rhetorical sleight of hand, although artful, does not rise to a credible justification for anyone choosing to kill another. Beverly Rosenthal, Martinez, Ga.

Dean's visionary leadership what we need

Cartoon about Mr. Rogers, Captain Kangaroo a classic

Killing in name of 'choice' must end

Cable more shocking than halftime show
Why are we so shocked viewing a female's breast? Most people have cable television; with the basic package, there are a lot more shocking things to see and hear than a three-second flash of a breast. Bob Groothand, Augusta

Turnout in primary a big disappointment

Street-style football comes to consoles

Thai official warns of possibility of second bird flu outbreak

Digital photography poses thorny issues for justice system

Government ends search for more mad cow cases

Study: link found between depression, heart death in women

Seniors calendar

Apple software energizes digital lifestyle

Scientists bioengineer a gene that produced heart-healthy omega-3

Local musicians: it takes more than a soaring chorus to make romantic song

Government ends search for more mad cow cases
WASHINGTON -- The Agriculture Department is ending its search for additional cases of mad cow disease even though officials have not found several animals suspected of having eaten the potentially infectious feed believed to have caused the only known U.S. case.

Living briefs
The venerable cop series NYPD Blue returns for the second part of its season under ABC's plan that avoids reruns of the show. Tonight a man with a bomb attached to his body threatens to blow everyone up. The show airs at 10 Tuesday on WJBF-TV (Channel 6).

Opportunity rover takes microscopic images of bedrock outcropping
LOS ANGELES -- NASA scientists hope microscopic images taken by the Opportunity rover of a bedrock outcropping on the surface of Mars will help answer questions about the planet's history.

Street-style football comes to consoles
Imagine a professional football league without any referees and just seven players per team on the field.

Local musicians: it takes more than a soaring chorus to make romantic song
There is no subject that the modern musician, er, loves, as much as love. The love song, the musical chronicle of butterfly stomachs and stolen kisses, has become something of a soundtrack for modern society.

Apple software energizes digital lifestyle
A lot of high-tech companies strive to be the hub of a digital lifestyle, but unless they're pushing an expensive Media Center PC they mostly leave it to consumers to figure out how to make their products work with others.

Study: link found between depression, heart death in women
CHICAGO -- Depression in older women is strongly linked with a higher risk of dying from heart disease, according to research on more than 90,000 women.

Digital photography poses thorny issues for justice system
When Victor Reyes went on trial for murder last year, the technology that fingered him was supposed to be a star witness.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include the name and phone number of a contact person.

Techbits: Matrix reloading, Tamagotchi rehatching, and more
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Tennessee officials are considering joining Matrix, the federally funded crime and terrorism database that links six states but has drawn privacy objections.

Thai official warns of possibility of second bird flu outbreak
HANOI, Vietnam -- A Thai health official said Monday authorities should prepare for the possibility of a second outbreak of bird flu. Vietnam reported the region's 19th fatality from the virus that has ravaged poultry farms across Asia.

Scientists bioengineer a gene that produced heart-healthy omega-3
Scientists say they have bioengineered a gene from a tiny worm that could lead to juicy sirloins and gooey omelets that protect your arteries, not clog them.

Taking a walk
Tonya Griffin takes her pit bull terriers, Tito, left, and Kiya for a walk along Greene Street in Augusta.

Commissioners will decide on qualifications

Missing soldier found

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Caden Gage Barnes, 1, of Augusta.

A class with scenery
As seaguls soar overhead, Augusta State University junior Heather Joiner (left) and sophomore Ester Hallford enjoy mild temperatures while paddling toward the shore during a camoe class at Lake Olmstead.

Councilman charged with serving alcohol without license
KINGSTON, Ga. -- A Kingston city councilman has been charged with serving liquor during a Super Bowl party at his restaurant without a proper license.

Teachers, administrators spar over principal choice
She's been in charge since the abrupt resignation of the school's principal, but Evans Middle School Assistant Principal Vanessa Watkins will not likely be a finalist for the principal's position, system officials said Monday.

Three arrests made in 2002 killing of 15-year-old girl
CANTON, Ga. -- New information in the case of a 15-year-old girl whose nude, partially burned body was found in a dry creek bed almost two years ago has led to murder charges against two Cherokee County men.

State's tax crackdown may help city collect
State efforts to get delinquent taxpayers to pay up have gone public, a move Richmond County tax officials are optimistic will aid local collections as well.

Southeast Georgians feel need for speed with homing pigeons
JESUP, Ga. -- Bruce Lawson trains his athletes diligently, making sure they eat a healthy diet, stay in shape and work with the latest technology.

Man is charged in 2000 hit-and-run death

Parents just as divided as lawmakers over HOPE changes
ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- At a high school basketball tournament in this Atlanta suburb, the parents are evenly divided, cheering for one side or the other.

'Evolution' stirs curriculum bill
ATLANTA - A short-lived plan to delete the word "evolution" from Georgia's science curriculum inspired some lawmakers to propose new rules Monday for how the state decides what to teach in schools.

Substitute teacher standards lacking South Carolina
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Substitute teachers in South Carolina need only a high school diploma, raising concerns that they may lack what's needed to keep a class on track when a regular teacher is gone for days or weeks.

Race gets swing voters

Two men believe missing hydrogen bomb could be found one day
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. -- Two men believe they have identified the general location of a hydrogen bomb that has been unaccounted for since being dropped in a mid-air collision off the Georgia coast more than 45 years ago.

Veterans hope for military cemetery in Upstate
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Many military veterans hope they will one day be buried in a new national cemetery in the Upstate, one close enough for relatives to visit.

Brunswick-Golden Isles Airport shut down after bomb scare
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- The Brunswick-Golden Isles Airport shut down for about four hours Saturday after a frustrated passenger said he had a bomb in his luggage.

The week ahead

Navy docks at Army's Fort Jackson
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- A huge black anchor, two brass propellers and flagpole with yardarm mark the newest addition to this sprawling Army post - a Navy Reserve Center.

Airport eligible for federal money
The terminal construction project at Augusta Regional Airport will be eligible for extra federal money, thanks to an agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration.

Judge orders halt of rapper's record sales after dispute over finances
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A Chatham County Superior Court judge has ordered Pure Pain Records to stop selling slain rapper Camoflauge's albums until it submits an accountant-certified financial statement of sales.

Kid of the day

Thousands to train at former Navy base
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The U.S. Coast Guard plans to move its maritime law enforcement school to the old Charleston Naval Base from Yorktown, Va., U.S. Rep. Henry Brown, R-S.C., says.

CDC: Millions given drugs dangerous to elderly

SC chief justice says technology as vital to courtrooms as American flag
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- As a confessed hunt-and-peck typist, it might take Chief Justice Jean Toal a while to fire off an e-mail touting all the technological advances in South Carolina's courtrooms in the nearly four years since she took over the state's judiciary branch.

Residents battle to oust Wal-Mart
ATLANTA - Savannah-area residents, trying to rid their community of a giant Wal-Mart store they sa overshadows two historic churches, now must wait for the Georgia Supreme Court to sift through the legal technicalities of their case.

New state daycare rules could raise costs
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- New daycare facility rules could raise costs for parents while reducing the number of children each worker has to supervise.

Inquiry centers on chief of police
AIKEN - New Ellenton Police Chief Van McMillan has denied he misused his work computer for personal matters and said a current investigation into the matter would find him innocent, former town Councilman Vernon Dunbar said Monday.

Two die in house fire in Cherokee County

News you can use

Sixth human case of West Nile virus confirmed

Guard and Reserve soldiers face tax bills

Teachers, administrators spar over principal choice

HomeGold hopes to recover money through lawsuit
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Sub-prime lender HomeGold Inc., which has filed for bankruptcy, has moved to a smaller office here in hopes of saving money.

Residents battle to oust Wal-Mart

A class with scenery

Across the area
A 20-year-old Augusta woman told police that another woman attacked her as she left the dressing room of a store in the Augusta Mall on Saturday night.

Across the southeast
MOBILE, ALA. - U.S. officials blocked a Cuban minister from coming to America to speak at several Alabama churches for Black History Month, denying the pastor a visa to travel.

Race gets swing voters
AIKEN - While most of the after-action punditry about last week's South Carolina primary has focused on what it means for Sens. John Kerry or John Edwards, some political professionals, such as Bruce Ransom, a political science professor at Clemson University, and Blease Graham, a professor of political science at the University of South Carolina, have used a wider-angled lens.

Airport awaits security system
Get a green, and you're probably OK.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - The U.S. Coast Guard plans to move its maritime law enforcement school to the old Charleston Naval Base from Yorktown, Va., officials said.

Forest foundation may study problem of stormwater runoff
AIKEN - The guardians of Hitchcock Woods are looking at some new solutions to an old problem of stormwater runoff and resulting erosion in the 2,000-acre urban forest used by horse riders and nature lovers.

Across Georgia
TYBEE ISLAND - Two men believe they have identified the general location of a hydrogen bomb that has been unaccounted for since being dropped in a mid-air collision off the Georgia coast more than 45 years ago.

Bridge repair delays traffic
Motorists on Interstate 20 could be delayed this morning as a repair crew works on a problem that has shut down an eastbound lane of the interstate's Savannah River bridge.

Lawmakers face water-planning issues
ATLANTA - The General Assembly could wrap up at least one major issue this week, while putting another on the fast track toward resolution.

Taking a walk

Debate has roots in 1800s
ATLANTA - More than a century after his death, a politician largely forgotten today is at the center of the debate over allowing religious groups to use tax money to serve the needy.

MCG plans billing change

Rants and Raves
MADONNA KISSED Britney Spears. Nothing was said. Why is everyone making a big deal about Janet?

Inquiry centers on chief of police

Soldier sees Iraq making progress
While the violence in Iraq continues, Sgt. 1st Class Tommy Stribling said there's a big difference between the war-torn country he arrived in eight months ago and the country now.

Teen goes to science nationals

Five questions
Jeanette Bush, owner of Bush Flowers on Pine Grove Avenue in North Augusta, answers five questions for The Augusta Chronicle.

Rants and raves
MY RANT IS against MCG. There's an awful lot of people, including me, who cannot afford to pay $50 a visit or anything else for that matter. I think that Chancellor Thomas Meredith, when he gets sick, should go get himself a dog from the dog pound and see if that will cure him.

The week ahead
For many sports fans, this time of year represents the doldrums: Football is over, baseball has yet to begin and basketball is still pushing its way through the games that don't really matter.

Commissioners will decide on qualifications
Jumping into the teaching profession in Georgia is expected to get a lot easier this week.

Assembly tackles faith-based bill
ATLANTA - Bev Cochran has seen a lot of changes in several decades of working with society's damaged children.

Teen goes to science nationals
ATHENS, Ga. - A computer-savvy high school senior has made his way from a classroom math project to the finals of a national science contest.

Classrooms go mobile
AIKEN - Faculty and staff at Oakwood-Windsor Elementary School have watched the school's population nearly double over the past 10 years.

Forest foundation may study problem of stormwater runoff
AIKEN - The guardians of Hitchcock Woods are looking at some new solutions to an old problem of stormwater runoff and resulting erosion in the 2,000-acre urban forest used by horse riders and nature lovers.

Missing soldier found
A Fort Gordon soldier missing for a year turned up in New York state and is being held for Columbia County on child pornography charges.

Forest foundation may study problem of stormwater runoff

Southeast Georgians feel need for speed with homing pigeons

Rants and raves
MY RANT IS against MCG. There's an awful lot of people, including me, who cannot afford to pay $50 a visit or anything else for that matter. I think that Chancellor Thomas Meredith, when he gets sick, should go get himself a dog from the dog pound and see if that will cure him.

Rants and Raves
MADONNA KISSED Britney Spears. Nothing was said. Why is everyone making a big deal about Janet?

Parents just as divided as lawmakers over HOPE changes

Two die in house fire in Cherokee County
CANTON, Ga. -- Two children who had been left at home alone died early Monday when the single-story house their parents were renting was destroyed by fire, authorities said.

Beasley campaigns for Senate

Across the area
A pregnant Augusta woman was in critical condition Monday after being shot in the stomach at an Augusta housing complex, authorities said.

Storm drains Red Cross funds

Navy docks at Army's Fort Jackson

Some question practicality of tourism conference ideas
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Some travel industry leaders in South Carolina question recommendations they heard at the Governor's Conference on Tourism at Hilton Head Island last week.

Voters have confidence in machines
New software already in the works for Georgia's electronic voting machines would make them easier to use and improve security of touch-screen machines used in Richmond County.

Columbia man arrested after 90-minute standoff
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A man who deputies accuse of shooting at a BellSouth employee working on a utility pole and another man visiting his neighborhood has been arrested after a brief standoff.

Three arrests made in 2002 killing of 15-year-old girl

Two employees treated at Atlanta airport after detecting suspicious odor

Airport awaits security system

Court overturns Georgia House and Senate redistricting plans

New state daycare rules could raise costs

Judge orders halt of rapper's record sales after dispute over finances

Voters have confidence in machines
New software already in the works for Georgia's electronic voting machines would make them easier to use and improve security of touch-screen machines used in Richmond County.

Voters have confidence in machines

Two men believe missing hydrogen bomb could be found one day

Brunswick-Golden Isles Airport shut down after bomb scare

Debate has roots in 1800s

Some question practicality of tourism conference ideas

State's delinquent taxpayers to be exposed on Web site
ATLANTA -- Georgia's delinquent taxpayers are scheduled to be identified on the Internet Monday as the state Department of Revenue goes after more than $1 billion in back taxes.

Classrooms go mobile

CDC: Millions given drugs dangerous to elderly
ATLANTA -- Dangerous drugs were prescribed to elderly Americans in about one out of every 12 visits to the doctor in 2000, federal officials said Monday.

Councilman charged with serving alcohol without license

Across South Carolina

Voters have confidence in machines

Soldier sees Iraq making progress

Across the area

Across the area

Drought leaves once-lush marsh as mud flats
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A four-year drought is at least partly to blame for the recent demise of more than 1,000 acres of Georgia's salt marsh, but experts say that's not the full story.

Substitute teacher standards lacking South Carolina

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A state Senate committee will consider a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage Wednesday.<

Thousands to train at former Navy base

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Garrett Wesley Yonce, 5 months, of Norwood, Ga.

Five questions

MCG plans billing change
Financial counselors working for MCG Health Inc. might have jumped the gun by demanding an up-front payment, but that soon will be the policy, the hospital operating company's chief executive officer said.

Across the southeast

Storm drains Red Cross funds
AIKEN - The punishing ice storm and below-freezing temperatures of two weeks ago have severely strained the Aiken County chapter of the American Red Cross, forcing the organization in less than two months to use more than half of the money it used to help victims in all of last year.

Man is charged in 2000 hit-and-run death
From bloodstains and cloth fibers found on a city street, it appeared that an Augusta man was dragged underneath a vehicle for at least 58 feet, an investigator testified Monday.

HomeGold hopes to recover money through lawsuit

Two employees treated at Atlanta airport after detecting suspicious odor
ATLANTA -- Two employees at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport were treated by paramedics Sunday night after they discovered a suspicious odor in the cargo bin of a Delta Air Lines plane.

Beasley campaigns for Senate
COLUMBIA - Former Gov. David Beasley on Monday officially began his campaign for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, saying he would fight threats to national security, economic security and traditional values.

School vending machines present quandary
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- The school vending machine is surrounded by controversy these days.

Lawmakers face water-planning issues

Myrtle Beach photographer wins award
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News photographer Randall Hill has been named Photographer of the Year by the South Carolina News Photographers Association.

Assembly tackles faith-based bill

Guard and Reserve soldiers face tax bills
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Some National Guard and Reserve soldiers called to active duty last year may face a big income tax bill by April 15.

Kid of the Day

Sixth human case of West Nile virus confirmed
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A sixth case of West Nile virus in humans has been confirmed, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control reported Monday.

'Evolution' stirs curriculum bill

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Drought leaves once-lush marsh as mud flats

Across South Carolina
Sanford can remain in Air Force Reserve

Across Georgia

'Person from Porlock' takes away fame, fortune
A telephone call woke me from a dream one Saturday morning recently. My wife didn't answer the phone, even though it was on her side of the bed, because she was the one calling.

'Barbershop 2' buzzes to No. 1 debut with $25.1 million
LOS ANGELES -- Movie-goers are feeling good about hair and hockey.

'Barbershop 2' buzzes to No. 1 debut with $25.1 million

'Finding Nemo' wins best film at animation industry awards
GLENDALE, Calif. -- The fish story "Finding Nemo" took top honors Saturday at the animation industry's 31st annual Annie Awards, earning nine awards, including best theatrical feature, best directing and best voice acting.

Movie passion leads U2's Bono to soundtrack songs
LOS ANGELES -- Bono had to hold the note - even though it wasn't him singing.

Movie passion leads U2's Bono to soundtrack songs

In NASCAR, lines blurred between racing and religion
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- When Bobby Labonte takes the green flag in Sunday's Daytona 500, he'll be racing for victory - and the Lord.

Track worker struck by race car
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A track worker was struck during a race for compact cars Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.

Track worker struck by race car

In NASCAR, lines blurred between racing and religion

Surprising Biffle wins Daytona pole
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Like everybody else, Greg Biffle didn't expect his Roush Racing Ford to be on the pole for the Daytona 500.

Junior just misses - again
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. just missed. Again.

Surprising Biffle wins Daytona pole

Track worker killed by paraplegic's car

Junior just misses - again

Track worker killed by paraplegic's car
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A paraplegic who wanted to pursue his love of racing. A worker trying to do his job in the middle of the track. A tragic Daytona accident that's sure to spur debate about yellow flags and disabled drivers.

Biffle wins Daytona pole with newfound power
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- For years, Jack Roush and Robert Yates were bitter competitors. They rarely spoke and even avoided eye contact during the NASCAR season.

Biffle wins Daytona pole with newfound power

Rodman submits not guilty plea in Las Vegas DUI case
LAS VEGAS -- Former NBA star Dennis Rodman pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of drunken driving, reckless driving and obstruction in an October motorcycle crash in Las Vegas.

Potential jurors in Jayson Williams trial questioned about shooting of dog
SOMERVILLE, N.J. -- More than half the people who qualified as potential jurors in the manslaughter trial of Jayson Williams were re-interviewed Monday regarding recent media coverage, and nearly all were aware of reports that the former NBA star had killed his dog.

Raptors take out Warriors in OT
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jason Richardson could only shake his head after the Golden State Warriors let a big lead get away with one of the worst performances ever in the NBA.

Potential jurors in Jayson Williams trial questioned about shooting of dog

Lakers top the Magic

Rodman submits not guilty plea in Las Vegas DUI case

Lakers top the Magic
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Shaquille O'Neal was far from pleased after the Los Angeles Lakers' biggest comeback win of the season.

Grizzlies edge out Timberwolves 99-98

Trail Blazers beat SuperSonics
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The turbulent Trail Blazers of two weeks ago seem to have settled down.

Raptors take out Warriors in OT

Trail Blazers beat SuperSonics

Grizzlies edge out Timberwolves 99-98
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves are finding it increasingly difficult to wait until the fourth quarter to make their comeback.

Kentucky at its best in close games
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky is 7-0 this basketball season in games decided by five points or less, including a 3-0 mark in one-point games, numbers that lead coach Tubby Smith to one conclusion.

Undefeated Stanford becoming the toast of campus
STANFORD, Calif. -- This leafy campus of the rich and famous, a center of geopolitics and incubator of the technology-rich Silicon Valley, has suddenly gone ga-ga over its undefeated and overachieving men's basketball team.

Brunell talking directly to Redskins, no deal imminent

Dragons get victory over Force

Pittsburgh's Fitzgerald decides to enter draft

Bon Jovi's team a runaway success off the field, losers on it

Federal judge upholds lawsuit challenging NFL

Ms. Nellie Tefft    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Bernard Covington (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mr. Allen Day (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Georgia Durham (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Nora Moss (Greensboro, Ga.)

Mr. James Hammond (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. June Haulbrook (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Eugene Walker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Nellie Tefft (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Pansy Scott (AIKEN, S.C.)

Rev. Freddie Paschal, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jerry Mincey (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Warren Hunt, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Lori Bedgood (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Morris (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. James Brown (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Liesel Smithwick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Warren Hunt, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Reese (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice Lewis (GREENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. June Haulbrook (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lisa Paulus (FUESSEN, Germany)

Mrs. Eula Smith (GREENSBORO, N.C.)

Mrs. Delores Clarke (MILLEN, Ga.)

Sgt. Marion Scholten (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Connie Pulliam (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Jacober (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Brown (HARLEM, Ga.)

Joseph Merriweather (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James May (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Nadine Arnett (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Bennie James (SPARTA, Ga.)

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Greek security forces carry out major Olympic security drill

Greek security forces carry out major Olympic security drill
ATHENS, Greece -- Greek police, military and civil defense forces completed a three-day exercise Sunday that tested their ability to deal with possible terrorism during the Olympics, including attacks involving biological, chemical or nuclear weapons.

Abortion and the sanctity of human life
ON JAN. 18, Southern Baptists observed the "Sanctity of Human Life Sunday" in our churches. This is an annual observance when we emphasize the importance God places on the sanctity of human life.

Abortion and the sanctity of human life
ON JAN. 18, Southern Baptists observed the "Sanctity of Human Life Sunday" in our churches. This is an annual observance when we emphasize the importance God places on the sanctity of human life.

Going to the big dogs

U.S. team has fun while winning

Rubin, Dementieva commit to Family Circle

New amenities attract tourney

Kwan figures to be in good shape for worlds

Gamecocks stay in top 25

Overtime

Lewis retires without fulfilling promise or fans

U.S. men need win over Mexico to avoid joining baseball on Olympic sidelines

Close-knit U.S. team sweeps Austria

Paerson wins, Americans place 3 in top 10 at slalom

Miller's spirits undented following slalom second place

Tyson may be headed back to the ring

Kwan figures to be in good shape for worlds
BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Maybe Michelle Kwan will have an easy time at the world championships.

New amenities attract tourney
Richard Cutler gave a tour of the new 8,000 square foot clubhouse at The Club at Raes Creek on Monday.

Lewis retires without fulfilling promise or fans
By Tim Dahlberg AP Sports Columnist

Local clubs stay home for trophies
It was a good day to be a local youth soccer team.

Gamecocks stay in top 25
Reviewing and previewing college basketball in the ACC, SEC and elsewhere:

Overtime
USC Aiken sent 16 batters to the plate in a 10-run second inning and cruised to a 21-5 victory over Lincoln Memorial on Sunday afternoon at Roberto Hernandez Stadium.

U.S. team has fun while winning
UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Patrick McEnroe made one thing perfectly clear when he replaced his brother John as U.S. Davis Cup captain in 2000: He wanted a roster of players eager to play in the event.

Rubin, Dementieva commit to Family Circle
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Chanda Rubin and Elena Dementieva have committed to play in the Family Circle Cup this April, tournament officials said Monday

Overtime
MIAMI - A top high school linebacker who signed with Miami last week was charged with violating his probation Monday.

U.S. men need win over Mexico to avoid joining baseball on Olympic sidelines
GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- Already missing the U.S. baseball team, the Athens Olympics would be without the men's soccer squad, too, unless the Americans win at Mexico on Tuesday night.

Going to the big dogs
NEW YORK - His barks bouncing all around the arena, Josh looked eager to get going. And with a lick of a fan's face and guided by his lucky leash, the big, black Newfoundland bounded back onto the green carpet at Madison Square Garden.

Rusedski arrives for hearing on drug test
MONTREAL -- Greg Rusedski arrived Monday for a doping hearing, which could result in a two-year ban for the former U.S. Open finalist.

Close-knit U.S. team sweeps Austria
UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Andy Roddick knew he wanted to play a Davis Cup match Sunday, even though the United States already clinched a quarterfinal berth.

Miller's spirits undented following slalom second place
ADELBODEN, Switzerland -- Nothing could dent Bode Miller's spirits following his best slalom result in more than a year.

Adu works out with D.C. United
BRADENTON, Fla. - Freddy Adu sat on a golf cart, fiddling with his cell phone, and waiting for the start of his first professional practice.

Paerson wins, Americans place 3 in top 10 at slalom
ZWIESEL, Germany -- Two races, two wins, two titles. It was a good World Cup weekend for Anja Paerson.

Tyson may be headed back to the ring
Mike Tyson may be getting ready to get back in the ring for the first time in more than a year.

Prep Tournament information
Here is a list of prep boy's and girl's tournment dates and times.

Prep basketball playoff schedule
Here is a schedule of upcoming Georgia prep basketball playoff games.

Bon Jovi's team a runaway success off the field, losers on it
PHILADELPHIA -- Jon Bon Jovi packed the place again. His band's music thumped throughout the sold-out arena and he received a mix of cheers and teen-idol screams when his picture was on the videoboard.

Pittsburgh's Fitzgerald decides to enter draft
PITTSBURGH - Larry Fitzgerald finally made the decision everyone expected: to enter the NFL Draft.

Dragons get victory over Force
DULUTH, Ga. -- Aaron Garcia threw for five touchdowns and ran for another to lead the New York Dragons to a 54-28 victory Sunday over the Georgia Force in an Arena Football League opener for both teams.

Cowboys QB Hutchinson among 229 NFL Europe invitees
IRVING, Texas -- Chad Hutchinson is headed to Europe to try proving to Bill Parcells that he can be an NFL quarterback.

Brunell talking directly to Redskins, no deal imminent
ASHBURN, Va. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars are letting Mark Brunell talk directly to the Washington Redskins and other teams interested in trading for him.

Federal judge upholds lawsuit challenging NFL
CINCINNATI -- A federal judge ruled Monday that a taxpayer can pursue a lawsuit alleging that the NFL has illegally used its clout to "extort" new stadiums from cities.

Newcomers and points plentiful in Pro Bowl
HONOLULU - Although Chad Johnson caught a 90-yard touchdown pass on the first play of his first Pro Bowl, the Cincinnati Bengals' brash receiver had a feeling more spectacular feats were in store.

Don't forget the child tax credit
WASHINGTON -- Gathering up 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.

E-file early, then pay later electronically
Are you one of the almost 100 million taxpayers who will receive a refund this year? The IRS says that requesting direct deposit and filing your tax return electronically (e-filing) will put that money in your pocket faster and easier.

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

A superficial sitcom soon is coming to an end

A superficial sitcom soon is coming to an end
NEW YORK -- As we all know, "Friends" is coming to an end this season after 10 years of being there for us.

Conan O'Brien takes his late-night show to Toronto

40 years after Sullivan, the Beatles endure
NEW YORK -- It was black and white, and watched all over. In the days when hardly anyone had color television, on Feb. 9, 1964, the Beatles appeared live in the living rooms of 78 million Americans - four out of every 10 - on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

Conan O'Brien takes his late-night show to Toronto
NEW YORK -- Florida in the winter is a natural road trip. Not to Conan O'Brien: He's heading north this week, the second time NBC's "Late Night" has ventured out of New York during his 10 years as host.

40 years after Sullivan, the Beatles endure

Michael J. Fox scrubs up for series TV return
LOS ANGELES -- Michael J. Fox couldn't resist the lure of television comedy or an executive producer's pleas.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
The name might evoke a decorator showroom in a suburban mall. But here "Innovation" is the series title for eight varied documentaries whose common theme is the world-altering innovations swirling around us.

The Beatles endure 40 years after live debut on Sullivan show
NEW YORK -- It was black and white, and watched all over.

The Beatles endure 40 years after live debut on Sullivan show

Michael J. Fox scrubs up for series TV return

No retreating for British star Eileen Atkins

Luther Vandross, Beyonce big winners at Grammy Awards

Q&A: Cedric the Entertainer cuts up in 'Barbershop 2'

'Miracle' recounts story of 1980 hockey team for a new generation

Lady Dogs upset by Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Shameka Christon scored 28 points to lead Arkansas to a 71-63 victory over No. 16 Georgia on Sunday, snapping the Lady Bulldogs' three-game winning streak.

Bulldogs must find way to control Freije

Lady Dogs upset by Arkansas

Bulldogs must find way to control Freije
Vanderbilt senior Matt Freije gives most opponents nightmares when he suits up for a game.

Lady Gamecocks fall to No. 1 Tennessee
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Shyra Ely had 12 points and 12 rebounds to help top-ranked Tennessee beat South Carolina 72-58 on Sunday.

Lady Gamecocks fall to No. 1 Tennessee

The road to romance is paved with many obstacles

Your style

Telling truth can help keep parents' trust

Holiday of hearts has no appeal for males
Valentine's Day is not my favorite holiday. OK, it is not even in my Top 10.

Telling truth can help keep parents' trust
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I'm 16, and my male friend is 22. I told my parents he's 19. Should I tell the truth or should I just keep the age on the low?

The road to romance is paved with many obstacles
Distance and parental disapproval can complicate a teen relationship.

Musical teens to live out their dreams

Musical teens to live out their dreams
They play guitar, violin, piano and drums, sing, write lyrics and dream.

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Xtreme calendar
Grammy-winner Norah Jones returns with Feels Like Home, and Kylie Minogue looks for some more crossover hits with Body Language.

Aiken's talent gains quick win
Most bands put countless hours into rehearsing for performances and learning pieces of music, but members of the Aiken High School woodwind ensemble didn't take long to produce the piece that earned the school a chance to play host to the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus for a day.

Question of the week
When did you last check out a book from the library?

Holiday of hearts has no appeal for males

Your style
THE FACTS: Tab Davis, 12, a seventh-grader at Columbia Middle School.

Aiken's talent gains quick win

Xtreme calendar

Question of the week

Odds and Ends

Men take to the streets of New York to demand freedom to wear skirts

Bicyclist charged with shooting motorist in fight over obscene gesture

Police discover kidnapping victim during traffic stop

Newcomers and points plentiful in Pro Bowl