Manuscript of abandoned first novel by Capote to be auctioned
NEW YORK - A manuscript of Truman Capote's unpublished first novel, which the author abandoned and claimed to have destroyed, has been found in a box of papers and will be auctioned this week at Sotheby's.

Children's Hanukkah books celebrate traditions

Manuscript of abandoned first novel by Capote to be auctioned

Children's Hanukkah books celebrate traditions
Whether it's for a sense of inclusion, for convenience, or for marketing, the individual religious and cultural celebrations of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa often are lumped together as "the holiday season."

Artists offer birthday surprises for David
FLORENCE, Italy - Ask contemporary artists to pay homage to Michelangelo's David, and you get some surprises: A sculpture of a severed foot. A maze of metal sheets. A video of David morphing into a black woman and a middle-aged man.

Children's Hanukkah books celebrate traditions
Whether it's for a sense of inclusion, for convenience, or for marketing, the individual religious and cultural celebrations of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa often are lumped together as "the holiday season."

Children's Hanukkah books celebrate traditions

Artists offer birthday surprises for David

Ballot to include Boggs, Strawberry

Ballot to include Boggs, Strawberry
NEW YORK - Five-time AL batting champion Wade Boggs, eight-time All-Star Darryl Strawberry and two-time NL batting champion Willie McGee are among 12 players who will appear on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time.

Reba Sue, where are you? Immortalized in song

Odds and Ends
EASTLAKE, Ohio - Don't blame the Grinch or Ebenezer Scrooge if this northeast Ohio city isn't quite as jolly and bright for Christmases to come.

Odds and Ends
PITTSBURGH - Forget the partridge in a pear tree. How about a new Jaguar, a BMW 7 Series, a Mercedes-Benz or a 1949 Rolex?

About 100 Delta pilots to retire before pay cuts start

Holiday shopping season off to modest start

Lender enters 25th year of aiding business

WFXG, WJBF team up for 10 p.m. news
Augusta's Fox affiliate is finally getting its own nightly news program. WFXG-TV (Channel 54) signed an agreement Tuesday with ABC affiliate WJBF-TV (Channel 6) to produce a 10 p.m. newscast that will air seven days a week on WFXG, beginning Dec. 13.

Business briefs
DETROIT - Cereal giant Kellogg Co. named marketing executive James M. Jenness to succeed its departing chairman and chief executive Carlos Gutierrez, who is stepping down to become secretary of the U.S. Commerce Department.

Economy grows at 3.9 percent rate
WASHINGTON - The economy - helped out by more brisk consumer and business spending - grew at an annual rate of 3.9 percent in the third quarter, a performance that was stronger than previously thought.

Holiday shopping season off to modest start
NEW YORK - The holiday shopping season began with a surge in spending but consumers faded by the long Thanksgiving weekend's close and many retailers were facing decent but hardly impressive sales.

Bush taps Kellogg CEO to be Commerce chief

Euro's eclipse of U.S. dollar is 'unwelcome'

Office parties make return

Lender enters 25th year of aiding business
When Amy and Craig Bailey noticed customers leaving their Washington Road restaurant because the parking lot was full, they decided it was time to open a second location.

Economy grows at 3.9 percent rate

Money is lost in tax breaks
ATLANTA - As Georgia lawmakers discuss cutting health and education funding to stretch the state's budget, one think tank suggests that a windfall of money is being overlooked.

U.S. dollar drops to all-time low

Bush taps Kellogg CEO to be Commerce chief
WASHINGTON - Carlos M. Gutierrez, picked by President Bush to be Commerce secretary on Monday, rose to the top of one of America's biggest corporations after leaving Cuba more than four decades ago as a political refugee.

Auto recalls hit record level this year

Online retailers see a surge in business
NEW YORK - Computer-savvy consumers did plenty of online shopping over the Thanksiving weekend, giving companies like Amazon.com and walmart.com the same kickoff to the holiday season as department stores and malls had.

Auto recalls hit record level this year
DETROIT - Automakers can claim the dubious achievement of recalling more vehicles in the United States this year than ever before, though analysts and other observers say the record is more a result of the increasing complexity of cars and trucks and greater vigilance than a lapse in quality.

Online retailers see a surge in business

U.S. dollar drops to all-time low
BERLIN - The dollar dropped to a record low Tuesday against the euro, which rose to $1.3335 even as new figures showed that U.S. growth in the third quarter was stronger than previously thought.

Gold charges above $455 an ounce

About 100 Delta pilots to retire before pay cuts start
ATLANTA - At least 100 Delta Air Lines Inc. pilots are expected to retire effective Wednesday, the start date for a 32.5-percent pay cut agreed upon in a $1 billion concessions package aimed at saving the nation's third largest air carrier from bankruptcy.

Money is lost in tax breaks

Euro's eclipse of U.S. dollar is 'unwelcome'
VIENNA, Austria - The euro's growing strength against the U.S. dollar is "unwelcome," the European Central Bank chief said Monday as the 12-nation European currency hovered just below a record high.

Auto recalls hit record level this year

Office parties make return
The idea of an office Christmas party often conjures thoughts of champagne fountains, shrimp cocktails and at least one drunk employee photocopying his or her cheeks.

Auto recalls hit record level this year
DETROIT - Automakers can claim the dubious achievement of recalling more vehicles in the United States this year than ever before, though analysts and other observers say the record is more a result of the increasing complexity of cars and trucks and greater vigilance than a lapse in quality.

Gold charges above $455 an ounce
NEW YORK -February gold futures hit fresh contract highs of $455.30 per ounce Monday as sustained weakness in the U.S. dollar and a bright technical, or chart, pattern continued to steer speculative players toward gold.

Clemson makes changes to staff
For the second consecutive off-season, Clemson will undergo a significant coaching shakeup. This time, though, it will not be an in-house makeover.

Clemson makes changes to staff

Same big stakes for Virginia Tech and Miami

2004-05 Bowl glance

No. 3 Auburn hopes for upset
Auburn needs an upset. The Tigers are still stuck behind first-place Southern California and second-place Oklahoma in the Bowl Championship Series standings, heading into the final weekend before the national title game is decided.

2004-05 Bowl glance

No. 3 Auburn hopes for upset

Peach Bowl picks Florida
ATLANTA - The Peach Bowl wants Florida to play in the Dec. 31 game - and hopes Ron Zook will hang around to coach the Gators for a few more weeks.

Sirius signs deal for men's NCAA basketball

2004-05 Bowl glance
Details about this season's college bowl games.

Same big stakes for Virginia Tech and Miami
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The Atlantic Coast Conference lobbied hard to lure Virginia Tech and Miami into their league. And the Hokies and Hurricanes have quickly shown their appreciation.

Sirius signs deal for men's NCAA basketball
NEW YORK - Sirius Satellite Radio signed a deal to air the men's NCAA basketball tournament through 2007, the latest move made in an attempt to draw customers through sports programming.

Peach Bowl picks Florida

Peach Bowl picks Florida
ATLANTA - The Peach Bowl wants Florida to play in the Dec. 31 game - and hopes Ron Zook will hang around to coach the Gators for a few more weeks.

2004-05 Bowl glance
Details about this season's college bowl games.

Jackets dominate Wolverines

Jaguars win in front of big crowd

Augusta man's amazing day includes two hole-out eagles

Avoid high-cost calories while bargain hunting
This holiday season, my family will spend three or four hours in our local mall. We will walk, browse, buy gifts - and eat. That's where the potential problems begin.

Taxidermy opportunity
It may be difficult and costly to accommodate in the short term, but over the long run Columbia County would benefit immensely if it can find a place to display the $10 million big game collection being offered by businessman Soudy Golabchi.

SRS' future a mixed bag

SRS' future a mixed bag
First reports were that the newly designated Savannah River National Laboratory came up empty in Congress' humongous $388 billion omnibus spending bill - a disastrous setback that would have stalled upgrading the science center and restricted it from competing for new research dollars.

A prayer for Ukraine

Don't delay elections
The interim government of Prime Minister Ayad Allawi is right to keep Iraq's Jan. 30 elections on track despite threats by Sunni leaders to urge a boycott if the elections are not postponed for six months.

Columbia taking shape
They're talking about changing the shape of Columbia County. Well, in a way: State and county officials are debating what shape Washington Road takes northwest through Evans. And as Washington Road goes, so goes the county.

A prayer for Ukraine
The Cold War may be over. The Cold Tug-of-War continues. Torn between a secure Soviet past and an uncertain, but free, West-leaning future, the people of Ukraine have been in crisis this past week.

Godzilla gets star on Walk of Fame
LOS ANGELES - Godzilla received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, 50 years after he stomped onto movie screens and hours before the premiere of his latest film, "Godzilla: Final Wars."

Jackson defense won't get psychological exam of accuser's family
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The judge in the child-molestation case against Michael Jackson refused on Monday to order Jackson's accuser and the boy's family to undergo psychological examinations.

John Drew Barrymore dies at 72
LOS ANGELES - John Drew Barrymore, heir to an acting dynasty and absent father of movie star Drew Barrymore, had a colorful career that included repeated brushes with the law.

Top five list
Top five in entertainment this week.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Heidi Klum is hosting her own reality TV show, but that doesn't mean she's a big fan of the genre. The supermodel prefers to call "Project Runway" - a contest among 12 aspiring fashion designers that premieres Wednesday on Bravo - a documentary.

People in the News
LONDON - Princess Diana was self-conscious about her intelligence, or lack of it, according to videotapes broadcast in the United States.

Recipes for fat grandma's potato knishes
CONCORD, N.H. - The holidays are upon us, and that means there is a lot of eating to be done.

Tradition takes on new twist for Hanukkah

Low-fat steamed cod has a savory flavor

Tradition takes on new twist for Hanukkah
NEW YORK - The traditions of Hanukkah derive from the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days - and, on the table, often include fried foods, especially latkes.

Here's a do-it-yourself party for Hanukkah

Here's a do-it-yourself party for Hanukkah
TEL AVIV, Israel - On the evening of December 7, Jewish people all over the world will celebrate Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, commemorating a miracle that occurred in Jerusalem back in the winter of 165 B.C.

Recipes for fat grandma's potato knishes
CONCORD, N.H. - The holidays are upon us, and that means there is a lot of eating to be done.

Low-fat steamed cod has a savory flavor

White House pastry chef shares job secrets

Recipes for fat grandma's potato knishes

Recipes for fat grandma's potato knishes

Here's a do-it-yourself party for Hanukkah
TEL AVIV, Israel - On the evening of December 7, Jewish people all over the world will celebrate Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, commemorating a miracle that occurred in Jerusalem back in the winter of 165 B.C.

Here's a do-it-yourself party for Hanukkah

Tradition takes on new twist for Hanukkah
NEW YORK - The traditions of Hanukkah derive from the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days - and, on the table, often include fried foods, especially latkes.

Low-fat steamed cod has a savory flavor
Steamed cod with cauliflower in saffron broth, served with a slow-cooked onion salad if you wish, adds up to a savory range of flavor and texture while still meeting low-fat guidelines.

White House pastry chef shares job secrets
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Roland Mesnier made desserts for five presidents over 25 years, and now his tall chef's hat has become his signature - literally.

Tradition takes on new twist for Hanukkah

Low-fat steamed cod has a savory flavor
Steamed cod with cauliflower in saffron broth, served with a slow-cooked onion salad if you wish, adds up to a savory range of flavor and texture while still meeting low-fat guidelines.

White House pastry chef shares job secrets
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Roland Mesnier made desserts for five presidents over 25 years, and now his tall chef's hat has become his signature - literally.

Ga. Tech heading to Champs Sports Bowl
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech finally will play in a bowl that's not too far from home.

Georgia Tech heading to Champs Sports Bowl
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech finally will play in a bowl that's not too far from home.

Georgia Tech heading to Champs Sports Bowl

Teams in Palmetto State gear up for title

Teams in Palmetto State gear up for title
COLUMBIA - South Carolina high school football's "Weekend of Champions" kicks off Friday night at Williams-Brice Stadium when Irmo pits its defense against offensive-minded Byrnes for the Class AAAA, Division II title.

Traumatic hurricane season draws to a close
PENSACOLA, Fla. - One of the most traumatic hurricane seasons in Florida history officially ended Tuesday with Gov. Jeb Bush calling the occasion a time for "reflection and celebration."

Bread pudding is perfect for brunch
Brunch is just a meal enjoyed late in the morning as a breakfast-lunch combination. In practice, though, brunch is a festive feast that allows you to showcase your culinary skills at a saner hour of the day than breakfast.

Reba Sue, where are you? Immortalized in song
When the family met over Thanksgiving, the table conversation got around to the fact that if I had been born a girl more than half a century ago, my name would have been Reba Sue.

Rework right-to-choose definition

'Pointy-heads' wrong on schools
The pointy-heads and psychologists have led our politicians down the primrose path regarding our schools. At one time, the politicians said to pay teachers more. James V. Parker, North Augusta, S.C.

Rework right-to-choose definition
In the ongoing Roe v. Wade debate, the question of a woman's right to choose needs to be reframed. Charles R. Holloman, Evans

Too few pupils apply themselves

'Pointy-heads' wrong on schools

Election result 'speaks for itself'

Too few pupils apply themselves
Dr. Frank Roberson ("Teachers' color irrelevant to pupils," Nov. 18) is right in his column. Too many black kids, particularly males, do not put forth the consistent, intensive studying necessary to achieve high levels of learning. Dr. Craig Spinks, Evans

School health-issue protocol is delicate

Election result 'speaks for itself'
The Cooks, the Greenbaums and I backed winning candidates in the Nov. 2 election. My winner was President George W. Bush, who will spend the next four years running the country. M. Don Williams, Augusta

Pit Condi vs. Hillary in 2008 race
The elections are over, and all but one of my candidates came out victorious. As a lot of other politically active people are doing, I am looking forward to 2008. I have come up with what I feel would be the perfect presidential election scenario: Condoleezza Rice vs. Hillary Clinton. Don Turner, Grovetown

Column contributes to divisiveness
The Rev. Clarence Grier ("Augusta Chronicle unfair to Walker, blacks," Nov. 19) said that The Chronicle is forgetting that state Sen.-elect Charles Walker is innocent until proven guilty. He forgot that Walker has indeed been proven guilty in years past, to the tune of $8,500 in ethics violations. Wallace Quinn, Augusta

School health-issue protocol is delicate
In response to the letter regarding the pupil with meningitis ("Principal delayed meningitis matter," Nov. 26), I would like to explain the protocol used when our school was notified that the child possibly had viral meningitis. Michelle H. Paschal, Evans

City's downtown must be saved
I read with interest that the Downtown Development Authority has nothing tangible to show after five years of being in existence ("Time for change," Nov. 14). Richard Owen, Augusta

Pit Condi vs. Hillary in 2008 race

City's downtown must be saved

Column contributes to divisiveness

TiVo ads, copy restrictions raise consumer concerns

Toshiba wins support on next-generation DVD format

Health clubs now offering belly dancing

Seniors calendar

Stroke therapy may aid speech

Asthma spray may help slow spread of infections

As orders soar, concerns over stun guns grow

Health and fitness calendar

Great presents don't have to break the bank

CDC: Gonorrhea rate drops to all-time low

FDA to review drug for female sexual dysfunction

Great presents don't have to break the bank
When it comes to the holiday gift, there has to be a happy medium between a Pez dispenser and the Jaguar XKR coupe you've been eyeballing.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. 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.

Health clubs now offering belly dancing
PORTLAND, Maine - Most don't look like harem girls and few midriffs are showing. But they sure seem to be belly dancing.

Gifts under ten dollars
The number 10 has an almost mythic quality. There are the Ten Commandments. David Letterman has a nightly "top 10 list." The number 10 is the basis for the decimal system. Ten years make a decade. And you'll never turn on the TV and see John Walsh talking about the top 13 most-wanted criminals in the country. Ten is a very satisfying number.

Toshiba wins support on next-generation DVD format
TOKYO - Japanese electronics maker Toshiba Corp. is getting support from four Hollywood studios for its next-generation DVD format which is expected to be used in players, recorders and other products that go on the market late in 2005.

As orders soar, concerns over stun guns grow
PHOENIX - From Korean Air flight crews to U.S. police and corrections officers to beat cops in Britain, the orders are pouring in for stun guns made by Taser International Inc.

Asthma spray may help slow spread of infections
WASHINGTON - Inhaling a salt-water aerosol, a treatment often used for asthma, may also reduce the spread of germs that can spread disease, according to a new report.

FDA to review drug for female sexual dysfunction
NEW YORK - A hysterectomy 11 years ago zapped Colleen Christensen's sexual desire. Now 55 years old and married for 33 years, Christensen said she used to worry that a lack of intimacy was draining the fun and closeness from her relationship.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Stroke therapy may aid speech
Mickey Poduje, 50, had been out all day with her husband Noel on their 32-foot motorboat off the Massachusetts coast. When they returned to the dock, she climbed out to do her usual job of securing the lines. Then she collapsed.

TiVo ads, copy restrictions raise consumer concerns
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Digital video recording pioneer TiVo Inc. has long promised "TV Your Way."

CDC: Gonorrhea rate drops to all-time low
ATLANTA - The nation's gonorrhea rate has dropped to an all-time low, continuing a five-year decline in reports of the sexually transmitted disease, the government said Monday.

It's hats off to Magowan
Ken Magowan watched as the puck rolled on its side ever so slowly down the ice. The rookie was getting nervous that he might have just iced the puck with an empty net and less than a minute to go.

Winger makes sudden impact

It's hats off to Magowan

Winger makes sudden impact
Jim Shepherd flew 12 hours from Germany last week to get to Augusta in time for Thanksgiving dinner at Lynx coach Stan Drulia's home.

Doctor's affair causes suspension of license

Site tries to spread out chicken manure supply

New law helps protects military shipwrecks

Doctor's affair causes suspension of license
An Augusta psychologist's license to practice has been suspended because he had an affair with a patient.

Grovetown family will receive Christmas help
A Grovetown mother who recently left her drug-addicted husband needs help in providing her two young daughters Christmas gifts.

Invader hit with woman's walker

Kid of the Day

Mom beats daughter's attacker
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A mother used a wooden object - most likely a table leg - to beat a man who was attacking her daughter and subdued him until police arrived.

Chambliss: Iraqi democracy could take years

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are investigating an early Monday morning armed robbery at a west Augusta motel, according to sheriff's records.

Kid of the Day
Kashayla Kendrick is today's Kid of the Day.

Measure is high on GOP agenda
ATLANTA - It is not just the pain of losing his wife to cervical cancer nearly five years ago that haunts Max Reinhart and his two children.

Residents could be forced to sell homes
Queen Williams recently paid off her mortgage and spent $1,000 removing a dead tree from her back yard. She doesn't want to give up her home for a new school.

Invader hit with woman's walker
An 86-year-old Augusta woman wielded an unlikely weapon to fight off a home invader Monday when she clobbered the man with her walker, police said.

Measure is high on GOP agenda

Tourism brisk after busy hurricane season
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The busiest hurricane season in years chased tourists from the South Carolina coast last summer. But in recent weeks, as hurricane season passes, tourists are again returning.

Across the area

Ailments keep Aiken mother out of work
A 35-year-old disabled woman suffering from diabetes and multiple sclerosis says her three sons won't have a nice Christmas if she doesn't receive help from the community.

Tourism brisk after busy hurricane season

Aiken residents get idea input
AIKEN - Elected officials from across Aiken County were invited to a meeting Monday critical to planning the county's economic and cultural future. And all they could do was listen.

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Ailments keep Aiken mother out of work

AIDS data show racial divide
Nita Bentley is the face of a crisis for Augusta and Georgia. The 26-year-old Augusta woman was in a monogamous relationship and three months pregnant before she found out she was HIV-positive.

Canned goods can pay late fee

Official's wife will remain at hospital
ATLANTA - The chancellor of Georgia's university system and his wife returned to Georgia on Tuesday after both were seriously injured in a car wreck in Charleston, S.C., last week.

Grovetown family will receive Christmas help

Across South Carolina

AIDS data show racial divide

Grand plans made for library

Leaders draw up 5-year strategy

News you can use

Water sharing bill is passed

Groups trying to protect land near Greenville

Residents could be forced to sell homes

Aiken residents get idea input

Hospitals will get windfall from merger

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Parents, students are upset by poem

Parents, students are upset by poem
ATHENS, Ga. - Some Cedar Shoals High School parents and students are complaining to school district officials about a poem read by the principal over the school's intercom last week that talked about prohibitions on school prayer while students "dress like freaks," get pregnant and use bad language.

News you can use

Sales pitch by parachute

Across Georgia

Road work to be finished within the month
The frustration of motorists on Stevens Creek and Furys Ferry roads in Columbia County is nearing an end.

Kid of the Day

Across the area

District investigates principal
The principal of C.T. Walker Traditional Magnet School is under investigation by central office administrators over allegations of wrongdoing, school officials confirmed Tuesday.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A North Charleston police sergeant has been arrested after his wife said he threatened to kill her, Charleston County sheriff's deputies said.

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Canned goods can pay late fee
The library is canning overdue fines. Starting today, the East Central Regional Library is holding a Food for Fines drive.

Chambliss: Iraqi democracy could take years
ATLANTA - Morale is high among American troops deployed to fight terrorism overseas and they are satisfied with their equipment, but securing Iraq for democracy could take years, Sen. Saxby Chambliss said Monday.

Grand plans made for library
Today it's a construction site. But in 16 months, Columbia County officials say, it will be opened as their premier library - a building they hope will be visited not only by residents but also first lady Laura Bush.

Site tries to spread out chicken manure supply
ALBANY, Ga. - Georgia may be known as the Peach State, but it produces a much more valuable commodity that likely won't make it onto a license plate anytime soon - chicken manure.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Tax breaks are costing the state $2 billion a year, but lawmakers are not keeping track of whether tax cuts help the economy, a new report says.

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Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - South Carolina continues to rank among those with the most nationally certified teachers, even though fewer teachers earned the credential this year.

Groups trying to protect land near Greenville
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Conservation groups are trying to protect land the public uses for hiking, sightseeing and camping that is being pinched by private development.

Across the area
An Augusta man accused of strangling his girlfriend this fall was indicted on murder charges Tuesday.

New law helps protects military shipwrecks
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The waters along the South Carolina coast are littered with the wrecks of warships and now a new federal law will help better protect them.

Water sharing bill is passed
AIKEN - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford took a step Tuesday to guard the state's interest in rivers that flow in from North Carolina, and similar negotiations with Georgia about sharing the Savannah River soon could follow.

Sales pitch by parachute
With the loud roar of a C-17 transport aircraft, members of a unit that can jump into any theater of war and set up communications descended onto Fort Gordon on Monday.

Leaders draw up 5-year strategy
AIKEN - Reducing pupil-teacher ratios and rethinking the way classes are grouped were among the subjects discussed at the Aiken County school board meeting Tuesday aimed at developing a strategy for the next five years.

Kid of the Day
Tristan Rosina Perry is today's Kid of the Day

Hospitals will get windfall from merger
ATLANTA - A massive corporate merger between two health-care giants will result in $126.5 million of new funding and equipment for Georgia's medical schools and rural hospitals, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine announced Tuesday.

Road work to be finished within the month

District investigates principal

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SAVANNAH - A baby is in critical condition after he and his mother were thrown from their truck into a water-filled ditch early Sunday morning.

Watts, Linney, Clarkson lead Sundance dramatic lineup

Watts, Linney, Clarkson lead Sundance dramatic lineup
LOS ANGELES - Sundance Film Festival veterans Naomi Watts, Laura Linney and Patricia Clarkson are returning with new movies to the nation's top showcase for independent cinema.

Review: 'Finding Neverland'
Lithe women traditionally have played Peter Pan, but Johnny Depp could slip on the tights and put in a convincing turn as the boy who won't grow up.

Alison Krauss grows closer to sad songs
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - For many entertainers, growing older is a liability, age is best kept a secret.

Review: Incubus, "Incubus: Alive at Red Rocks"
Incubus is awash in an eerie purple glow at the beginning of the new concert performance DVD "Incubus: Alive At Red Rocks," a real nice release containing more than 100 minutes of hard alt-rock songs doled out by a seriously solid band.

Review: Incubus, "Incubus: Alive at Red Rocks"
Incubus is awash in an eerie purple glow at the beginning of the new concert performance DVD "Incubus: Alive At Red Rocks," a real nice release containing more than 100 minutes of hard alt-rock songs doled out by a seriously solid band.

Alison Krauss grows closer to sad songs

Review: Stray Cats, "Rumble in Brixton"
The Stray Cats - a band that was new wave and punk and rockabilly rolled into one - had it's heydey in the early '80s. But two decades on, it's clear the Cats, which was famous for its repeated dissolutions and reformations, still has the fire and drive of three skinny kids from Long Island trying to make it big in Britain.

Review: Stray Cats, "Rumble in Brixton"
The Stray Cats - a band that was new wave and punk and rockabilly rolled into one - had it's heydey in the early '80s. But two decades on, it's clear the Cats, which was famous for its repeated dissolutions and reformations, still has the fire and drive of three skinny kids from Long Island trying to make it big in Britain.

Review: Incubus, "Incubus: Alive at Red Rocks"

Review: Incubus, "Incubus: Alive at Red Rocks"

Review: Stray Cats, "Rumble in Brixton"

League pushes arena security plan
ATLANTA - The NBA will set new security guidelines for its arenas, exerting more authority over a matter previously left to individual teams, commissioner David Stern said Tuesday.

Police ID person who threw chair during brawl
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Police believe they know the identity of the man who threw a chair in a brawl between players and fans during the Indiana-Detroit game on Nov. 19.

League pushes arena security plan

Jaguars win in front of big crowd
Dip Metress proved to be as successful on the court as he was bringing fans to it.

Jackets dominate Wolverines
ATLANTA - It's got to be the banner. Georgia Tech hung its 2004 Final Four flag in Alexander Memorial Coliseum before Tuesday's game against Michigan.

Falcons just might be the team to clip Eagles

Favre leads Packers to win

Falcons just might be the team to clip Eagles

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Overtime

Overtime

Americans will need patience in Davis Cup final

Americans will need patience in Davis Cup

Americans will need patience in Davis Cup final
SEVILLE, Spain - Andy Roddick is known for his power. He'll need patience, too, in the Davis Cup final against Spain.

Overtime
The Aiken Hornets swept all the major region 4-AAAA awards, including Carey Johnson being named coach of the year.

Overtime
USC Aiken's Jenny Lloyd has been named a first-team, all-region selection by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Americans will need patience in Davis Cup
SEVILLE, Spain - Andy Roddick is known for his power. He'll need patience, too, in the Davis Cup final against Spain.

Falcons sign Crumpler to six-year extension
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons announced a six-year contract extension for tight end Alge Crumpler on Monday, one day after he caught the winning touchdown pass in a victory over New Orleans.

Falcons just might be the team to clip Eagles
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Jim Mora was sitting in an office at the Atlanta Falcons' training complex, musing about the various uniform combinations worn by his team.

Favre leads Packers to win
GREEN BAY, Wis. - The governor proclaimed it "Brett Favre Day," and the night belonged to the quarterback, too.

Falcons just might be the team to clip Eagles
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Jim Mora was sitting in an office at the Atlanta Falcons' training complex, musing about the various uniform combinations worn by his team.

Flu concerns don't impact Ga. church services
ATLANTA - Congregants in Georgia churches will continue sipping from communion cups and shaking hands with pewmates, even as religious leaders in other states seek to curb those traditions due to flu fears.

Flu concerns don't impact Ga. church services
ATLANTA - Congregants in Georgia churches will continue sipping from communion cups and shaking hands with pewmates, even as religious leaders in other states seek to curb those traditions due to flu fears.

Muslim rappers combine beliefs with music
CHICAGO - When David Kelly - aka "Capital D" - raps, he doesn't follow the mainstream mantra of women, cars and jewelry.

Diana suggested that lover was 'bumped off'

'Jeopardy!' whiz finally meets his match
NEW YORK - The woman who ended "Jeopardy!" whiz Ken Jennings' 74-game winning streak is a California real estate agent whose own 8-year-old daughter asked for his autograph when they met.

Diana suggested that lover was 'bumped off'
LONDON - Princess Diana believed that one of her lovers was "bumped off," according to tapes broadcast for the first time in the United States.

'Jeopardy!' whiz finally meets his match

John Drew Barrymore dies at 72

People in the News

Jackson defense won't get psychological exam of accuser's family

People in the News

Godzilla gets star on Walk of Fame

Top five list

Conferences punish 12 for part in brawl
After a weeklong investigation, the Atlantic Coast and Southeastern conferences decided Monday to suspend the 12 players most directly involved in Clemson and South Carolina's Nov. 20 on-field brawl.

Spurrier settles in at South Carolina

Spurrier settles in at South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Right now, life is a blur for new South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier.

Conferences punish 12 for part in brawl

South Carolina, Clemson players suspended for fight
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Six Clemson players and six South Carolina players were suspended one game by their conferences on Monday for participating in a brawl during a game between the in-state rivals on Nov. 20.

Augusta man's amazing day includes two hole-out eagles
In 27 years of playing golf, Augusta's Joe Cook had made two eagles on par-4 holes. Two weeks ago today, in a magical five-hole stretch at Forest Hills Golf Club, Cook matched that total.

My style

My style
Isaiah Hillary, 14, a freshman at North Augusta High.

Banish fears to live life to fullest
I suffer from a nasty case of the worrywarts. I am constantly running through millions of implausible "what ifs" instead of just enjoying life.

Xtreme calendar

College-bound girl has own future to consider

Proper etiquette can keep you out of trouble

Cheerleadings' stunts make it rough-and-tumble sport
Football players face cuts, bruises, bloody noses, broken ankles, sprained wrists and concussions in the course of a season. So do competitive cheerleaders.

Question of the week

Xtreme calendar
ON DVD AND VHS: Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst reprise their roles for the sequel Spider-Man 2. This time the webbed avenger isn't sure he wants to be a superhero. Also available is Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius, the movie about the golfing and Augusta legend who helped change the game.

Cheerleadings' stunts make it rough-and-tumble sport

Question of the week
Are post-high school options made clear to teens?

Proper etiquette can keep you out of trouble
"Sit up straight." "Never talk with your mouth full." "Elbows off the table." You've heard it before, but learning social graces can be helpful for more than just prom or that sit-down dinner with the grandparents.

Banish fears to live life to fullest

College-bound girl has own future to consider
This week's problem: I have been with this guy for three years, and I really love him a lot and he just proposed to me. I am getting ready to graduate in May and go off to college, and want to keep my options open because you do meet so many new people. Since I am so young, I am not sure that he is the right one. I am not sure if I should accept his offer. What should I do?

Audio best
Here are the weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold:

Audio best

Odds and Ends

Traumatic hurricane season draws to a close

Flu concerns don't impact Ga. church services

Muslim rappers combine beliefs with music

Flu concerns don't impact Ga. church services