Dylan: exploring an icon's early work
SEATTLE - Among the letters, articles and artifacts at the Experience Music Project's new Bob Dylan exhibit is a September 1967 review in The New York Times. It begins: "It will be a good joke on us if, in 50 years or so, Dylan is regarded as a significant figure in English poetry."

Gloria Vanderbilt tells (almost) all about her romances
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - "I find sex endlessly interesting," heiress Gloria Vanderbilt writes in the beginning of her slim new memoir. The rest of the book confirms her fascination with the subject.

Journalist probes the dark side of the Catholic Church
NEW ORLEANS - The stories, and faces, of molested altar boys and abused seminarians seem to dart and flicker like lightning bugs on a summer's night on the broad face of Jason Berry - the reluctant muckraker who took on the Vatican and his own faith.

Journalist probes the dark side of the Catholic Church

Dylan: exploring an icon's early work

Gloria Vanderbilt tells (almost) all about her romances

Simple tips can help shoppers enjoy today

French cheese is world's smelliest
LONDON - A soft, pungent cheese from northern France has topped a British researcher's study of the world's whiffiest cheeses.

Acclaimed French film banned from French festivals
PARIS - Never mind that Jean-Pierre Jeunet's new film is a French story filmed in the French language featuring one of France's biggest actresses.

S.C. holiday shoppers catch deals before sunrise

Strategy reduces stress at stores
Throngs of shoppers battle for the last dancing Elmo doll. Lines wrap around the store. The nearest parking space is in another time zone.

Will new audience make Kmart-Sears deal a winner?
CHICAGO - It didn't take long for skepticism to set in after Kmart Holding Corp. and Sears, Roebuck and Co. announced their $11 billion takeover - Kmart's stock has fallen nearly 16 percent amid growing doubts that the marriage of two laggard retailers can succeed.

S.C. holiday shoppers catch deals before sunrise
IRMO, S.C. - Long before the sun was up Friday, Karen Dawkins had finished her holiday shopping.

Market craves holiday rallies

U.S. goods face penalties approved by WTO
WASHINGTON - The World Trade Organization imposed penalties Friday on U.S. exports ranging from apples to textiles, escalating a trade dispute the Bush administration has struggled to defuse by unsuccessfully urging Congress to repeal legislation aimed at protecting American steelmakers.

Bargain shoppers jam nation's stores

Strategy reduces stress at stores

U.S. goods face penalties approved by WTO

Car shoppers browse online
Just about all of Enon Hopkins III's automobile activities have revolved around the Net.

Travel search engines send consumers right to deals

Travel search engines send consumers right to deals
SAN FRANCISCO - Like a lot of frequent travelers, Kevin Pollard relies on the Internet to save money on airfares, hotel rooms and rental cars. The quest generally took him to the Web's most popular travel sites - Orbitz, Travelocity and Expedia - until he discovered a new breed of specialty search engines that promised to dig up even better bargains.

Will new audience make Kmart-Sears deal a winner?

Bargain shoppers jam nation's stores
Pour the coffee into a thermos, put the mittens on, and line up before dawn with hundreds of fellow bargain-hunters.

Market craves holiday rallies
NEW YORK - December has earned a reputation for being a good time for stocks, a seasonally strong period when investors are full of holiday cheer and feeling flush thanks to year-end bonuses.

Company plans terminal in Augusta
A national trucking company plans to build a $1 million distribution center in a south Augusta industrial park.

Company plans terminal in Augusta

Boston College tops Clemson
BOSTON - Craig Smith scored 23 points and Jared Dudley 17, lifting Boston College to a 79-70 win over future ACC foe Clemson on Friday night.

Clemson back has no regrets

Clemson back has no regrets
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson tailback Yusef Kelly says he was defending himself when he kicked a South Carolina player who lay face-down, helmet off, hands covering his head during last week's brawl between the Tigers and the Gamecocks.

Arkansas needs win to make postseason

Arkansas needs win to make postseason
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The last time No. 14 Louisiana State played Arkansas in Little Rock, both teams were a little bit stunned by the outcome.

Lady Pacers shock No. 1

What breeds terrorists?

What breeds terrorists?
Well, new research pours cold water on that theory. Interestingly, the research comes from what is widely regarded as a liberal think-tank: Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Inexplicable

Justine Washington - Caring and courageous
If there is a modern-day equivalent of legendary educator Lucy Craft Laney - the daughter of slaves who, in 1883, started the first school in our area for black students - it would be Justine Washington, who died last week at age 96.

Justine Washington - Caring and courageous

Augusta's retail blues
Augusta commissioners really shouldn't need another reminder that the community they lead is deteriorating. But the Nov. 21 report by Chronicle staffer Adrian Burns provides it nonetheless.

Inexplicable
The bodies sure added up at the Tri-State Crematory. The explanations never have added up. And neither does the prison time.

Augusta's retail blues

Disservice to history
It's not just a vast right-wing conspiracy at all that laid low the Clinton presidency. The conspiracy flowed to the left as well, according to the former president.

This horse won't run
Dan Rather wants to ride off proudly into a glorious sunset. What he can't seem to notice, though, is that he's on a dead horse.

Disservice to history

'Cheers' actress home after brief hospital stay
LOS ANGELES - "Cheers" alum Shelley Long was back home after being briefly hospitalized because she took a dose of medication to treat back pain and the drug made her ill, her manager said Friday.

People in the News
LONDON - British police were searching for a woman suspected of breaking into the home of pop star George Michael.

Consider location, rate of growth before selecting plants
Picking the appropriate plant for the right place in the landscape seems easy until you start looking at all the possibilities. Plants, just like people, come in all shapes and sizes.

Grow your own Thanksgiving

Grow your own Thanksgiving
As we gradually close the gate to this year's garden, it would be nifty to plan one meal to include as much as possible of what grew in the garden. Think of it as a celebration of the garden, a gardener's Thanksgiving.

Division spotlight shines on Georgia Southern
STATESBORO, Ga. - Only nine months ago, cornerback Roger King was being recruited heavily by Georgia Southern and Central Michigan.

Eagles host New Hampshire in playoffs
STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern coach Mike Sewak wanted the Eagles back in the Division I-AA playoffs in the worst way.

Turnovers have undone Jackets
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia Tech comes to Sanford Stadium today bowl-eligible, but with an unspectacular 6-4 record. Georgia coach Mark Richt believes the Yellow Jackets' turnover troubles have kept them from having a couple of more wins.

Georgia on a roll against Georgia Tech
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia is on quite a roll against its state rival. The No. 8 Bulldogs have beaten Georgia Tech three years in a row by an average of margin of 25 points - including a 51-7 rout in 2002 that was Georgia's biggest win ever in the series

Daniels might play vs. Georgia
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech tailback P.J. Daniels practiced for the second straight day Thursday and has been upgraded from doubtful to questionable for Saturday's game against Georgia.

Division spotlight shines on Georgia Southern

Eagles host New Hampshire in playoffs

Turnovers have undone Jackets

Georgia on a roll against Georgia Tech

Daniels might play vs. Georgia

Annika vs. Tiger highlights Skins Game
LA QUINTA, Calif. - Annika Sorenstam is mixing it up with the men again, and this time the competition includes Tiger Woods.

Annika vs. Tiger highlights Skins Game

Coal miner's son leads Down Under
SYDNEY, Australia - Kurt Barnes held a two-stroke lead Thursday after shooting 6-under-par 65 in the first round of the Australian Open, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Coal miner's son leads Down Under

Hawks roll on Burnett into finals

Turnovers costly for Red Devils

Charlton ends Laney's playoff run

Edwards roots for former team

Georgia playoff schedule and results

Dreams for Laney go beyond the Dome

Byrnes runs wild against Aiken

South Carolina prep football playoff schedule

Opponents can't seem to stop Aiken's Quintet Threat

Georgia prep football playoff schedule

Losses end teams' shot at state title

S.C. high school football playoff pairings

Foxes put Hawks out of playoffs

South Carolina prep football playoff schedule
Today - Calhoun Falls at Great Falls

S.C. high school football playoff pairings
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Pairings for South Carolina High School state playoff games (All games played Dec. 4 at Williams-Brice Stadium unless otherwise noted):

Opponents can't seem to stop Aiken's Quintet Threat
Byrnes is a defending state champion in South Carolina Class AAAA. Its coaching staff woke up today hoping they found an answer to the following two riddles:

Turnovers costly for Red Devils
ATLANTA - Clinch County has won three state titles, and each time the Panthers had to go through Lincoln County.

Georgia prep football playoff schedule
Today 9 a.m. - Class A, Clinch County vs. Lincoln County

Edwards roots for former team
ATLANTA - Former Washington County and Georgia standout Terrence Edwards joined the team sideline Friday.

Charlton ends Laney's playoff run
ATLANTA - The game was on the line. The ball was in Robert Dunn's hands. The script of the 2004 season has read time and again that something special was about to happen for the Wildcats.

Byrnes runs wild against Aiken
AIKEN - You'd think the phrase "two-time defending state champions" would have been enough to catch Aiken High's ears this week.

Losses end teams' shot at state title
ATLANTA - It seemed as if the visitor's sideline had a vendetta against the best football teams from the Augusta area Friday at the Georgia Dome.

Foxes put Hawks out of playoffs
LAMAR, S.C. - The top two teams in Class A football met Friday with an opportunity to play for the state title on the line.

Hawks roll on Burnett into finals
ATLANTA - Washington County coach Rick Tomberlin told his team two things after a 21-7 win over Cartersville on Friday afternoon in the Class AAA state semifinals at the Georgia Dome.

Dreams for Laney go beyond the Dome
This trip to the Georgia Dome will be different for Laney. That was clear seven days ago.

Georgia playoff schedule and results
Results from Friday's prep football games.

Simple tips can help shoppers enjoy today
Taking time to shop today? Don't be afraid. Have fun with it.

Lincoln County falls to Clinch County
A great start was all the Red Devils had in the Georgia Dome on Friday.

Shoppers turn out for Black Friday
They call the day after Thanksgiving Black Friday because black ink represents profits for retailers, but black is also the color of the sky when many of the day's champions get their place in line.

Augusta politics in a sorry state
Augusta has brought shame to Georgia. When a man with a 142-count indictment gets elected to office, Augusta and Richmond County are in a sad state. Charles Walker said he doesn't know whether our city government is broken and needs to be fixed. How can he fix something just as crooked as he is? He quotes from the Bible but can't obey the Ten Commandments.Wayne Canaday, Hephzibah

Education system needs overhaul
I was shocked and delighted to read that the Columbia County school board is considering a radical, new approach to improving pupils' achievement by possibly allowing them an early-release day ("Plan may cut short school day," Nov. 21). I think we're on the right track here. Tonya Lee, Hephzibah

School board is soft on violence
After moving to the area recently, and being very enthusiastic about the move, our children have been subjected to substantial violence in Richmond County schools. But more shocking than the violence is the obvious complacency of the school administration as well as the Richmond County school board. Shanie Scott, Augusta

Scouting builds strong leaders

Kerry, AP lean toward socialism
Looking at the speeches of Democrat John Kerry and the stories of the Associated Press, it's no wonder AP tried to get Kerry elected: They're both one-world socialists. Tom Hunter, Augusta

Scouting builds strong leaders
In response to the article concerning the Boy Scouts and the Pentagon, I would like to offer the following opinion. At a fund-raising dinner this past Friday for the Georgia-Carolina Boy Scout Council, I had the privilege of sitting beside the guest of honor, Brian Thacker, a Medal of Honor recipient from Vietnam who lives in Maryland and came to Augusta for this affair and to meet with local Scouts. I spoke with him about problems in today's world.Rick Mann, Evans

Principal delayed meningitis matter
As the parents of the Stevens Creek Elementary School pupil diagnosed with viral meningitis, we would like to refute the statements made to The Augusta Chronicle by Stevens Creek Principal Michelle Paschal.Robert and Caroline Johnston, Martinez

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Artisans find simple pleasures in constructing homemade toys

Time is good to watches and their collectors

Product review: A "cold" soldering iron

Mini Cooper adds convertible for 2005

What makes watch collectors tick?
NEW YORK - Not all watches are created equal - and not all watches have equal value.

Product review: A "cold" soldering iron
NEW YORK - If you're looking for a good holiday gift for a tinkerer, you can hardly give away anything more inventive than the Cold Heat soldering iron.

Artisans find simple pleasures in constructing homemade toys
Conventional wisdom says that the hottest Christmas gift, regardless of whom it's for, will have an electrical plug attached to it. Apparently, Kerry Dortch didn't get the memo.

Gifts for travelers: Globes, gadgets, and more
NEW YORK - Buying gifts for people who love to travel has never been simpler, thanks to the ease of Internet shopping, a burgeoning selection of specialty items and publications, and gift certificates that allow recipients to book an inn or spa when and where it's convenient for them. Here are some gift ideas to inspire you, from stocking stuffers to luxurious dreams come true.

Time is good to watches and their collectors
NEW YORK - A watch's primary function might be to keep track of hours, minutes and seconds but its style, system and statement are hardly secondary factors.

Mini Cooper adds convertible for 2005
The burning question for Mini shoppers these days isn't what color their new car should be. It's whether to get a Mini coupe or a convertible.

Saal steps up for Lynx in first home victory

Lynx game report
STAR OF THE GAME: Goaltender Jason Saal stopped 30 shots during the game and all four in the shootout to earn his second shootout win of the season.

Lynx game report

Saal steps up for Lynx in first home victory
Augusta Lynx coach Stan Drulia said Tuesday he needed one of his goaltenders to make a stand and claim the No. 1 spot.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - Black employees at a McClellanville health center have filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying they are not respected by the center's black director.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Lanie Newman of Blythe.

Across the area
Richmond County authorities have confiscated a gun from an Augusta man who shot himself in the abdomen Friday

Dublin officials defend student transfer policy

Empty Stocking: Expenses lead father to ask for assistance

Volunteers prepare, serve food for others at MCG center, church

Many rush to finish last-minute shopping
David Miller piled a turkey, yams, a box of stuffing and other traditional Thanksgiving foodstuffs into his shopping cart at an Augusta Kroger grocery store Thursday afternoon.

Across the southeast

Ex-officer could face new group of charges
COLUMBUS, Ga. - A grand jury might have exonerated a Columbus police officer in the shooting death of Kenneth Walker, but that doesn't mean the case is closed. Activists who see Mr. Walker's death as police brutality hope for a civil lawsuit and possible federal charges for violating his civil rights.

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Columbia County growth panel set
The future of Columbia County growth and how it should be managed will be the focus of a new steering committee recently approved by the county's Board of Commissioners.

In-house tutoring is available for pupils

Post is set for largest troop expansion since Vietnam War
COLUMBUS, Ga. - With Fort Benning preparing for its largest troop expansion since the Vietnam War, barber Anthony Brock figures he'll be giving a lot more GI haircuts, or at least he'll have a steady stream of customers even when major units deploy for combat.

Across the area

Empty Stocking: Father wants son's holiday to be special
An Augusta man wants to make the holidays better for his 6-year-old son.

Survey finds Augusta flag has few fans
Off the top of his head, Augusta Mayor Bob Young said he can't think of any resident who flies the city flag in a front yard.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford has decided not to hold a statewide summit on gangs after a Columbia community leader asked for the meeting.

Shoppers turn out for Black Friday

Thanksgiving on the water
ST. MARYS, Ga. - For people who spend winters on a boat, heading south to the Caribbean from snowy posts up north, St. Marys has become a Thanksgiving hot spot to stop and enjoy the holiday.

Davidson students will present interactive murder mystery play

Across the southeast
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - A retired Navy captain is suing the Defense Department to force the release of documents that could clear the name of an admiral who was demoted after the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

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Ex-officer could face new group of charges

Post is set for largest troop expansion since Vietnam War

Across the Southeast

Officials record tiny earthquake in S.C.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - An earthquake too small to accurately measure was felt by some in the Summerville area on Thanksgiving Day, officials said.

Across South Carolina

Kid of the Day
Logan Aaron Woodward is today's Kid of the Day.

Ex-chief is cleared in teen arrest

Kid of the Day

Tree-lighting kicks off holiday season

Martinez woman performs at Apollo
Saturday will be show time for Martinez resident Pamela Wilson.

Civil War springs to life on canvas

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News you can use

Competition drives shoppers

Car is prize at ASU game

Davidson students will present interactive murder mystery play
A comical crime? That's the idea behind an interactive comedy murder mystery that will be presented Thursday by students at John S. Davidson Fine Arts High School.

Augusta State will offer new social work program
Augusta State University is offering a new degree to meet the growing demand for social workers in the Augusta area.

Across South Carolina

Ex-chief is cleared in teen arrest
AIKEN - Former New Ellenton Police Chief Van McMillan has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing involving a September 2002 incident in which he assisted the Aiken County Sheriff's Office during an arrest, 2nd Circuit Solicitor Barbara Morgan said.

Thanksgiving on the water

Volunteers prepare, serve food for others at MCG center, church
Kenya Habersham's Thanksgiving routine is much like everyone else's.

Augusta State will offer new social work program

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - A man accused of stabbing his girlfriend ended up at the hospital himself after her children fought back.

Across the area

Across the area
An elderly Augusta man died Thursday after apparently setting himself on fire while making syrup, Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department Lt. G.B. Hannan said.

Many rush to finish last-minute shopping

Cancer fight is inspiring team to win
MARIETTA, Ga. - He's spent more time in the hospital than at football games this year, but that doesn't matter to the Walton High School Raiders football team.

In-house tutoring is available for pupils
Pupils at 15 needs-improvement schools in Richmond County can receive free tutoring in their homes through Georgia's Title I program.

Dublin officials defend student transfer policy
DUBLIN, Ga. - Fifty years after first being ordered to desegregate schools, the city of Dublin is facing a federal lawsuit for allowing city residents to send their children to county schools, causing what the U.S. Justice Department calls a re-segregation of schools.

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

Lincoln County falls to Clinch County

Car is prize at ASU game
Move over, Oprah. Augusta State University's men's basketball program is giving away a car to its fans, too.

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

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Kid of the Day

Civil War springs to life on canvas
AIKEN - Mort Knstler has made a handsome living as one of America's premier Civil War artists by capturing the small, fleeting moments of the major players of the conflict.

Across the Southeast
LAFAYETTE, LA. - The busiest shopping day of the year turned out to be a sticky affair.

Man says making syrup reminds him of old times
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - If it were true that a watched kettle never boils, Wayne Hutcheson would never get any syrup made, because he usually has an audience.

Survey finds Augusta flag has few fans

Tree-lighting kicks off holiday season
AIKEN - The 2,000 thimble-size lights that adorn the Christmas tree on Newberry Street sparkled with radiance as Aiken Mayor Fred Cavanaugh flicked the switch before a cheering crowd in downtown Aiken on Friday night.

Man says making syrup reminds him of old times

Spending time to save money
They call the day after Thanksgiving Black Friday because black ink represents profits for retailers, but black is also the color of the sky when many of the day's champions get their place in line.

News you can use

Empty Stocking: Expenses lead father to ask for assistance
Growing household expenses prompted an Augusta father to ask for help to give his son a merry Christmas.

Columbia County growth panel set

Competition drives shoppers
Maybe it's some primitive instinct to go with the crowd.

Across Georgia
ALBANY - If Georgians leave hummingbird feeders up through the winter, they might get visits from hummingbirds from as far away as Alaska.

LCL in ATL ends in need of CPR
ATLANTA - You could argue that they overachieved. You could argue that putting the LCL in the ATL is an accomplishment in itself.

Review: 'A Very Long Engagement'

AFLAC duck lands spot in 'Lemony Snicket' movie
LOS ANGELES - The fussy duck featured in commercials for insurer AFLAC is slated to pop up in "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" and a series of ads promoting the movie.

Capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films openied this week:

'Alexander' evokes parallels to American politics

Review: 'A Very Long Engagement'
Imagine the director (Jean-Pierre Jeunet) and star (Audrey Tautou) of "Amelie" reuniting and applying the same quick pacing and quirky humor of that 2001 French comedy to a World War I film that's equal parts love story and lavish historical epic.

'Alexander' evokes parallels to American politics
LOS ANGELES - Although he lived 2,300 years ago, Alexander the Great may have something to say about current American politics.

Capsule reviews of new films

Fantasia does one for the 'baby mamas' on new album
NEW YORK - Fantasia is the ultimate around-the-way girl.

Fantasia does one for the 'baby mamas' on new album

Q&A with singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton

Q&A with singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton
NEW YORK - It's hard to imagine a more pop debut than Vanessa Carlton's.

Magic dunk Hawks
ATLANTA - Growing up in Atlanta, Dwight Howard always wanted to play for the Hawks. Not anymore.

Magic dunk Hawks

Lady Pacers shock No. 1
AIKEN - Nola Grant scored a team-high 15 points as USC Aiken shocked No. 1 ranked and defending NCAA Division II national champion California (Pa.), 77-68 on Friday, in the Aiken County Merchants Classic.

Local teams face champs
Greg Wilson admits he doesn't know much about California (Pa.).

Coaches, friends square off

Manning, Colts rout Lions

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Ms. Ojetta Hill (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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Mrs. Jo Ann Fortney Maher (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Clara Mae Wilkerson (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Mae Kirkland (AIKEN, S.C.)

Edna "Bea" Jones (WARNER ROBINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Toole Wood (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Homer R. Williams (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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Mrs. Tina S. Capers (EARLY BRANCH, S.C.)

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Mrs. Josie F. Daniels (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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Mrs. Catherine Trimble Davis (WRENS, Ga.)

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Ms. Dorothy V. Toms (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Lee Edward Gillespie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Toole Wood (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Sara Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Justine Washington, Ed. D. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Holmes (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Overtime

Overtime

Overtime
In Louisville, Ky., Riddick Bowe plans to return to the ring in January or February after a shoulder injury forced him to call off a fight this weekend.

Ohno takes gold in short track speedskating
MADISON, Wis. - American Apolo Anton Ohno and China's Yang (A) Yang won 1,500-meter races Friday night in World Cup short-track speedskating.

Overtime
Glenn Hills and Evans start the 11th annual 100 Black Men of Augusta Thanksgiving Classic at 1 this afternoon at Richmond Academy.

Richmond Academy locks down Laney
A hard-nosed defensive effort in the second half helped Richmond Academy pull off a 70-52 win at the 11th Thanksgiving Basketball Classic hosted by the 100 Black Men of Augusta.

Steelers overcome rash of injuries
PITTSBURGH - Their right guard went down early in training camp, and their star inside linebacker followed shortly after that. The veteran quarterback joined the injury list two games into the season, and their Pro Bowl nose tackle, top cornerback and best running back followed.

Dallas ends losing skid
IRVING, Texas - Bill Parcells wants to develop Drew Henson into an NFL quarterback and he wants to win games. If he has to pick one, he'll take winning every time.

Coaches, friends square off
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - During his second year as defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers in 2000, Jim Mora began a friendly rivalry with Jim Haslett that endures today.

NFL notebook
DETROIT - Lions returner Eddie Drummond probably is out for the season after breaking his shoulder blade in a 41-9 loss to the Colts on Thursday.

Manning, Colts rout Lions
DETROIT - Peyton Manning broke Dan Marino's record Thursday. No, not that one.

Religion news in brief
SALT LAKE CITY - Two leading conservative Protestants, author-evangelist Ravi Zacharias and Fuller Theological Seminary President Richard Mouw, preached at the Tabernacle on Temple Square, the first time non-Mormons had spoken there in 105 years.

Faith digest
Golden crowns for the Three Wise Men, images of the Madonna and Child and other ornaments treasured for their Christian symbolism will be featured on the Religion page on Christmas Day.

Sales of religious-themed cards pick up
A top-selling Christmas card for Belmont, Calif.,-based Meri Meri this year depicts an ornament shaped like a globe with the words "Peace on Earth." Its success was no surprise.

Scandal puts focus on cardinal, whose legacy may be at stake
LOS ANGELES - Speaking with a compassion born from years of working with the migrant poor, Cardinal Roger Mahony addressed a crowd in English and Spanish last spring as he paid tribute to the late labor activist Cesar Chavez.

Church traditions bring communities together
The mood of the annual hanging of the greens service that opens the Christmas season for several Augusta-area congregations is less glitz and more sing-along. It was planned that way.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send items to virginia.norton@august

Dutch church union hints of Protestant drive to join forces
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - With each signature on a parchment document, a group of Dutch clergymen watched their churches pass into history.

LCL in ATL ends in need of CPR

Celebrity endeavors not all bad

'Friends' star Lisa Kudrow set for HBO sitcom
LOS ANGELES - Lisa Kudrow isn't waiting for "Friends" to become a distant memory - she's already signed on for a new sitcom that sounds tailor made for her.

Sunday TV news shows lineup
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:

'Friends' star Lisa Kudrow set for HBO sitcom

Sunday TV news shows lineup

Sooner or later, every TV anchor goes
NEW YORK - Even after a half-century, there is no fixed term of office for TV news' most sovereign job: anchoring a Big Three network's weeknight newscast.

Kesley Grammer plays Scrooge on NBC

Sooner or later, every TV anchor goes

Kesley Grammer plays Scrooge on NBC
LOS ANGELES - Kelsey Grammer had to practice scowling in front of a mirror to appear convincing as Ebenezer Scrooge.

'Cheers' actress home after brief hospital stay

People in the News

No. 3 Georgia tops Idaho
HONOLULU - A quick start was all Georgia needed to get past Idaho.

Georgia will pay tribute to special senior class
ATHENS, Ga. - A soon-to-be three-time All-America defensive end.

No. 3 Georgia tops Idaho

Georgia will pay tribute to special senior class

Rivals taking turns at top
ATLANTA - The only way a hammer and a nail can be rivals is if they take turns being the hammer.

Rivals taking turns at top

Celebrity endeavors not all bad
Some people are never satisfied with their lot in life. Sure, they might live happy and productive lives, but there is something that compels them to look beyond the boundaries of their life and express themselves in new and exciting ways.

Acclaimed French film banned from French festivals

French cheese is world's smelliest

Faith calendar

Scandal puts focus on cardinal, whose legacy may be at stake

Sales of religious-themed cards pick up

Church traditions bring communities together

Religion news in brief

Dutch church union hints of Protestant drive to join forces

Faith digest