New picture books could fill Santa's sack
Chrissie is Santa's kid - and not in the way that you, your child, your nephew and the rest of the people in the world are Santa's kids. Chrissie is the real thing, the offspring of Mr. and Mrs. Claus. She spends her days at the North Pole, hanging with the elves and feeding the reindeer.

Copycat serial killer stalks town in 'Hour Game'
David Baldacci's latest novel, "Hour Game," is rich and deeply textured, and it marks the return of former Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, introduced in the author's "Split Second" (2003).

Exhibition chronicles the making of Statue of Liberty

Copycat serial killer stalks town in 'Hour Game'

Book chronicles Mussolini's finale
The fall of Benito Mussolini, the Fascist dictator of Italy from 1922-1943, occurred in slow motion. And, as Ray Moseley shows in his book, "Mussolini: The Last 600 Days of Il Duce," the subject could fill several books because of its repercussions within Italy and beyond.

New picture books could fill Santa's sack

Exhibition chronicles the making of Statue of Liberty
PARIS - It arrived from France in more than 200 crates in 1885, and it's been an enduring symbol of Franco-American friendship through thick and thin ever since.

Book chronicles Mussolini's finale

Boston signs Wells
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Boston Red Sox have reached agreement with 41-year-old David Wells, bringing the boisterous lefty to their already wild clubhouse to help defend their World Series title.

Braves discuss trade for Milwaukee closer Kolb

Braves discuss trade for Milwaukee closer Kolb
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- As nearly two dozen managers talked about their off-season moves, Atlanta's Bobby Cox said John Smoltz might rejoin the starting rotation if the Braves find another closer, and Atlanta negotiated to acquire Danny Kolb from Milwaukee.

Odds and Ends
SOUTHBURY, Conn. - No matter what the deal, don't expect this city official to shake on it.

Carving found in garden fetches small fortune
LONDON - A 1,000-year-old stone carving that spent years marking the grave of a couple's pet cat was sold at auction Friday for more than $380,000.

OPEC approves cutting oil production

Property transfers

Bargains for brides
NEW YORK - Christina Hendrix had her dream wedding: a ceremony, reception and honeymoon that cost less than $12,000, total.

American Airlines raises domestic fares
FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines says it is raising domestic fares by $5 one-way and $10 per round trip to cover the high cost of jet fuel.

Holiday bonus is a fading practice

American Airlines raises domestic fares

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Nov. 23-30. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Satellite radio, Muzak battle for businesses

Satellite radio, Muzak battle for businesses
Listen. It's at the gym, the grocery store, in a diner, a gasoline station, at a fast-food restaurant - it's music - and it's meant to make you spend.

Business calendar

Wholesale prices rise, sign inflation is picking up

Wholesale prices rise, sign inflation is picking up
WASHINGTON - Wholesale prices climbed by 0.5 percent in November - an improvement compared with the previous month's surge, but still fresh evidence that inflation is picking up as the economy gains momentum.

Holiday bonus is a fading practice
Santa doesn't brings gifts to just any boy or girl; he gives them to the good ones. When it comes to bonuses, many employers are doing the same thing.

OPEC approves cutting oil production
CAIRO, Egypt - OPEC agreed Friday to reduce output by one million barrels a day in hopes of staving off further price declines without triggering a new buying frenzy, delegates said.

Business calendar
Tuesday: Not Just Coffee; Columbia County Chamber of Commerce morning networking event; 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 671 N. Belair Road; Medical College of Georgia President Daniel Rahn will speak on the topic of Cancer Research and other MCG Expansion Projects; event is free but attendees asked to make a donation to the Stephanie Hackett Cancer Medical Fund; for more information call (706) 651-0018.

Business licenses
The following is a partial list of business licenses in Richmond County from November 2004:

On the move
Connie Siu Guinn has been named director of the Children's Miracle Network at the Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center.

Bargains for brides

On the move

When officials meet, taxpayers beware

When officials meet, taxpayers beware
The Richmond County legislative delegation met last week for the first time since June when then-delegation Chairman Sen. Don Cheeks adjourned the meeting in a huff after they couldn't agree on procedure.

Clemson downs Charleston Southern

Clemson downs Charleston Southern
CLEMSON, S.C. - It may have been final exam week, but Clemson's basketball team didn't ace its game against Charleston Southern. Coach Oliver Purnell was at least happy the Tigers managed a passing grade.

Alabama singing happy tune for Music City
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Wesley Britt and his fellow Alabama seniors don't care that the Music City Bowl is just a matchup of teams fighting for winning records.

Alabama singing happy tune for Music City

Gailey stands by Ball as Tech's quarterback
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey said Friday he plans to use two quarterbacks in the Champs Sports Bowl game against Syracuse, but Gailey said he is standing behind starter Reggie Ball.

Coaches share in BCS praise
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Gator Bowl coaches Bobby Bowden of Florida State and Rich Rodriguez of West Virginia staunchly defended the Bowl Championship Series and the bowl system, both saying they haven't seen anything that would be an improvement over the current method of determining the NCAA Division I-A national champion.

Readers' ideas to fix the BCS mess
Editor's note: We asked for reader feedback on the Bowl Championship Series, and you responded. Although most respondents are in favor of a playoff to determine college football's national champion, there are a variety of ideas on how to do it.

Gailey stands by Ball as Tech's quarterback

Valdosta State blazes to title
FLORENCE, Ala. - Valdosta State rallied to win its first NCAA Division II championship Saturday, with Fabian Walker throwing two touchdown passes and running for another score in the Blazers' 36-31 victory over Pittsburg State.

Coaches share in BCS praise

Leinart joins lore of Trojans
NEW YORK - Matt Leinart replaced a Heisman Trophy winner and became one himself.

Valdosta State blazes to title

Readers' ideas to fix the BCS mess

Duke coach could join 700 win club tonight

McCullough well-rounded

Wildcats thump Hoosiers

Bulldogs gnaw on Jaguars

Not too late to join in

Georgia's big government

An SRS bonanza
The Flanders Corp. plan to build a $60 million air-filtration and containment factory is probably the biggest economic development project to come to the New Ellenton area since the federal government announced more than a half century ago that it was going to build a nuclear weapons facility there, i.e., the Savannah River Site.

All in this together

All in this together
The Columbia County Development Authority got good advice last week from some industrial recruiter specialists. Work with Richmond County, don't compete against it, said Betty McIntosh of New Jersey-based Stadtmauer, Bailkin, Biggins LLC.

Georgia's big government
Who's the biggest employer in Georgia? Is it the chemical or textile industries? How about agriculture or real estate? It's none of those.

Not too late to join in
So many of us look to local politics to take the measure of a community. That's fine - as long as you're satisfied with a skewed and inaccurate measurement.

An SRS bonanza

Court reopens litigation over bluesman's memorabilia
JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi Supreme Court has reopened litigation over who owns photographs and writings of bluesman Robert Johnson, nearly two months after declaring his son sole heir to royalties from the memorabilia.

People in the News
NEW YORK - There are four people left on CBS' "Survivor: Vanuatu - Islands of Fire," and Julie Berry isn't one of them.

Court reopens litigation over bluesman's memorabilia
JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi Supreme Court has reopened litigation over who owns photographs and writings of bluesman Robert Johnson, nearly two months after declaring his son sole heir to royalties from the memorabilia.

Gift cards can carry hidden costs

Gift cards can carry hidden costs
NEW YORK - Publicist Scott Black started looking at purchasing gift cards a couple of years ago, when he realized how much it cost to ship holiday presents to customers and family.

Go global with care in portfolio
NEW YORK - With the U.S. economy likely to slow next year, many investors are looking to add more international exposure to their portfolios in hopes of winning higher returns. A number of global mutual funds offer what seems like easy one-stop shopping, but experts warn that all are not created equal.

Trifle has long history as favorite treat

Trifle has long history as favorite treat
The recipe for this version of a creamy, fruity Christmas trifle is from the cookbook "Holiday Fare: Favorite Williamsburg Recipes" (Colonial Williamsburg, 2004, $19.95) by John R. Gonzales, who confirms that trifle has a long history.

Low-fat cooked eggnog and lemon pudding cake
CONCORD, N.H. - It's an easy rule - 200 calories. That's how I get through the holidays without giving up the sweets that are so essential to the season. Keep the per-serving calorie count to fewer than 200 and indulge away.

Low-fat cooked eggnog and lemon pudding cake

Georgia Southern routs Augusta State
STATESBORO, Ga. - Terry Williams scored 14 points to lead six players in double figures in Georgia Southern's 99-66 rout of Augusta State on Saturday night.

Yellow Jackets get inside job for win
ATLANTA - The Georgia Tech men's basketball team sat down in the dentist's chair Saturday, opened its mouth wide and prayed that the time to rinse would come quickly.

Georgia Southern routs Augusta State

Yellow Jackets get inside job for win

Gustafsson leads at Dunhill Championship
MALELANE, South Africa - Sweden's Peter Gustafsson took a four-stroke lead after two rounds of the Dunhill Championship, shooting a 4-under 68 on Friday while the tournament's early leaders wilted in the heat.

Golf roundup
MELBOURNE, Australia - Australia's David McKenzie shot an 8-under-par 64 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead in the Australian Masters, while Peter Lonard was four shots behind in his bid to became the first player to complete the Australian Slam.

Rebels give Wolfpack first loss, lesson

Friday's High School Results

Bettman will decide whether to pursue cap

Bettman will decide whether to pursue cap
TORONTO - The NHL players' union insists its proposed salary rollback will dramatically change the league's economics. Whether that's enough to persuade NHL commissioner Gary Bettman to sign off on a deal and end the three-month lockout remains to be seen.

I'm dreaming of a Write Christmas
My wife cheerfully points out that most (as in every one) of the holiday greeting cards lining our mantel are from her friends.

Late paper delivery notice
A series of critical mechanical malfunctions during the printing of today's editions has caused a late delivery of the Augusta Chronicle newspaper.

Police arrest suspect in man's shooting
Aiken County sheriff's deputies have arrested a Bath man who they accuse of shooting another man in Warrenville early this morning.

Don't make us the Crime City
Regarding the Nov. 20 article on the ordinance allowing the arrest of persons who loiter: First, the article says the "enforcement of this ... violation occurs at the discretion of the deputy..." Frances Michaels, Augusta

Work crew typifies racial disparity
During a drive down Skinner Mill Road the other day, a prison road crew crossed the street about 100 yards in front of me. It's a somewhat common experience in Augusta, and Georgia in general, seeing prison work crews on the side of the road. Nathan Kirby, Augusta

Bush's ineptitude shows strongly
President Bush has a huge ego, and this makes him an awful leader for our great nation. Actually, I do not trust anything that he says or does. E. Maner, Augusta

Wolf dons wool in regional partnership plan

Wolf dons wool in regional partnership plan
Many of you have been reading in the local print media about an effort to form a local regional economic development organization involving Richmond, Columbia, and Burke Counties. The Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce and Columbia County support this proposal. The Development Authority of Richmond County and other Richmond County leaders do not support it.

Residents proud to be Augustans

Ex-Parisian makes scents of New York

Lemon will help remove stains from Formica surface

Family briefs

Parents can split bill for reception

In Chicago, the most dazzling gifts are found outdoors

Couple's children always come back to decorate home

Do you know the South??

Who is a true Southerner

In the know

Holy Land seeks visitors during Christmas

Fewer teens engaging in sex, study finds

Holy Land seeks visitors during Christmas
JERUSALEM - For the first Christmas season in five years, Israel and the Palestinians are cooperating to boost tourism to encourage Christian pilgrims to visit the Holy Land during the holiday.

In Chicago, the most dazzling gifts are found outdoors
CHICAGO - It's a staple of Christmastime Chicago: standing in the crowds outside the elaborate window displays of Marshall Field's State Street store, jostling for a glimpse. A block away are Daley Plaza's famous Picasso sculpture and annual tall tree.

In the know
Stephanie Guin always anticipated a marriage proposal from Randy Lewis, but when he finally got down on one knee two weeks before Christmas, she was caught off guard.

Family briefs
NEW YORK - It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt.

Residents proud to be Augustans
From Olde Towne to Laney-Walker, past the Hill and out to Southgate, Augusta is home to more than 195,000 people, all of whom have their own definition of what it means to be a resident.

Ex-Parisian makes scents of New York
NEW YORK - When perfumer Laurice Rahme decided to open her first store, New York made sense. After all, she does make scents of New York.

Do you know the South??
Whether Southern by birth or the good graces of geography, every soul who considers him- or herself a citizen of Dixie must have a firm grasp on some of the absolutes of Southern culture.

Fewer teens engaging in sex, study finds
WASHINGTON - Fewer teens are engaging in sexual activity than in the past, and those that do are more likely to use contraceptives, the government said Friday.

Lemon will help remove stains from Formica surface
Q: We just moved into a new home that has Formica kitchen countertops. Our previous home had ceramic tile. Can you give me some tips on how to care for this surface? - Ron

Couple's children always come back to decorate home
For 11 years, Pat and Tom Huckabee's family has convened at Thanksgiving and posed for a family portrait. Once the photographer leaves, the work begins for their four children.

Parents can split bill for reception
Dear Carson: Our son broke his engagement for a wedding scheduled for July. Last week we received a letter and a bill from the bride's parents asking us (the groom and parents) to reimburse them $4,400 for the nonrefundable deposit for the reception. We had no idea that the deposit was so large or that it was nonrefundable. The bride returned the engagement ring when they broke up. How much, if any, of this $4,400 are we obligated to pay to the bride's parents? - Parents' Predicament

Who is a true Southerner
The home of good ol' boys, okra and Scarlett O'Hara is changing. Every year, more people move to the South, and as time marches forward, it inspires us to confront a question almost as old as the republic itself:

Wanted: Offense in working order

Lynx locate goal, set record in loss
For the first time in well over a week, the Augusta Lynx gave their fans a reason to get into the game Saturday.

Lynx locate goal, set record in loss

Wanted: Offense in working order
One of the items in the Augusta Lynx game notes for Friday's game detailed how uncommon it is for the Pee Dee Pride to lose a lead.

Funding shortfall threatens facility

Rants and Raves
We use Saturday's Rants & Raves to address comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle.

Pupils receive free dental screenings

Rants and raves
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After election, college political groups wane
ATLANTA - The College Republicans at Emory University need a smaller meeting room.

Empty Stocking: Mother can't afford gifts after losing job
A single Augusta mother who lost her job in September needs help to give her children just one gift this Christmas.

Science academy marches along toward goals

Award boosts Columbia County's appeal
Columbia County schools can add one more accolade to their list: the blue ribbon award.

Surgery is scheduled for Brown
Despite not feeling so good, James Brown plans on meeting his obligations, both locally and abroad.

Thurmond's daughter tells her side in book

Thurmond's daughter tells her side in book
COLUMBIA - "I always thought I had a fairly normal childhood, until I found out my parents weren't who I thought they were."

Federal case puts man back in prison

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

Across Georgia
HAMPTON -- State Rep. Lynn Westmoreland had a couple of beers before getting behind the wheel at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday.

State seeks lower health costs

Thousands take part in unity march

Tenenbaum lauds Aiken Elementary

Award boosts Columbia County's appeal

Across South Carolina
ORANGEBURG -- An 18-year-old man has been charged in the death of his teenage cousin, whose body was found in an Orangeburg County pond.

Bad timing foils burglary attempt
AIKEN - Two would-be burglars displayed a lousy sense of Yuletide timing Friday, breaking into a house less than three blocks away from where at least 50 police officers were gathered for the annual Christmas lunch for city of Aiken employees, authorities said.

Cookie cop foils burglar
Loretta Lynn Scott doesn't need a guard dog for her home. She's got a cookie cop. The 30-year-old west Augusta resident was spared a confrontation with a burglar early Friday when the intruder triggered the 9-inch tall talking container in her dining room.

Empty Stocking: Mother can't afford gifts after losing job

State seeks lower health costs
ATLANTA - After listening to health-care professionals, advocates and others discuss growing medical costs and what Georgia might do to limit them, Newnan retiree Dave Harris had trouble picking out the most intriguing idea.

Tenenbaum lauds Aiken Elementary
AIKEN - Standing in front of the Aiken Elementary Express, South Carolina School Superintendent Inez Tenenbaum, dressed in her signature red, recorded a message for the pupil-produced television show, The Choo Choo Chat.

Victim's family files lawsuit
COLUMBUS, Ga. - The family of a man shot to death by a Muscogee County sheriff's deputy a year ago has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the county, the sheriff and the deputy.

Parking request causes concern
Broad Street business owners are taking issue with a Richmond County Sheriff's Office request to move all vehicles parked along westbound lanes of the street for tonight's downtown Christmas parade.

Principal wins defamation suit
COLUMBIA - A jury has awarded a Columbia principal $150,000 in a defamation lawsuit after he said his boss falsely accused him of ignoring black pupils.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's investigators arrested a man Saturday in a morning carjacking in Hephzibah, officials said.

Kid of the Day

Science academy marches along toward goals
Gene Eidson sees a distinct relationship between fourth-graders studying water pollution and two governors concerned over water rights for their constituents.

News you can use

Boxers want a win

Testing goes off without a hitch

School report cards contain much data

ASU is parting ways with fall graduations
Graduates at Augusta State University will have only one option for Pomp and Circumstance starting next year.

Charges made in burglaries, arson

ASU is parting ways with fall graduations

Bad timing foils burglary attempt

Bond denied to 2 accused in slayings

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

Cookie cop foils burglar

School report cards contain much data
AIKEN - As parents of Aiken and Edgefield county school districts head to the mailbox this weekend, district report cards will be mixed in with the bills and Christmas cards.

Surgery is scheduled for Brown

Kid of the Day
Joshua Bradley is today's Kid of the Day.

Evening parade will light Broad

Pupils receive free dental screenings
Five-year-old Evan Williams is not a big candy eater. He prefers spaghetti. But the Augusta boy has learned to keep his teeth clean no matter what he chews.

Across the region

Across the region
CANTON, Ga. - Construction is set to begin on the Georgia National Cemetery in Sutallee.

Pressure is on CEO to grow
ATLANTA - Margaret DeFran- cisco's mind, like that of many corporate chieftains, is always in marketing mode. Focus groups, retail outlets, promotional buzz and new product creation occupy her thoughts.

Across the area
The manslaughter and felony DUI trial of Michael Batchelor, accused of buying beer for six children shortly before the 2002 head-on collision that killed his three sons, has been delayed until Jan. 24, Second Circuit Solicitor Barbara Morgan said Friday.

Bond hearing is slated for teen murder suspect
ROCK HILL, S.C. - A 15-year-old boy accused of killing his grandparents will have another bond hearing after more than three years in jail.

Boxers want a win
CLEARWATER - Three years ago, Cody Weathers quit attending a boxing gym after a year of training.

Downtown parade kick-starts city's holiday spirit
With her Santa hat-covered head bobbing to distant drum beats, 4-year-old Jasmine Smith eagerly stood up and peered down Broad Street.

Charges made in burglaries, arson
AIKEN - Additional but unrelated charges of burglary and arson have been filed against three of the five people charged with mutilating a bull and leaving it dead in the middle of an Aiken County road, authorities said Friday.

Thousands take part in unity march
ATLANTA - Saying his followers "did not come in a march of hatred," Bishop Eddie Long avoided direct comments on gay marriage while leading thousands on a march Saturday that started near the grave of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Testing goes off without a hitch
Columbia County high school students underwent their first official round of end-of-course testing this week, and officials say the exams went well.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Dodi Young of Millen, Georgia.

Federal case puts man back in prison
A new federal charge has landed Paul M. Davis Jr. back behind bars, 10 weeks after a deal between his attorney and two superior court judges allowed his father to pay $70,000 in additional fines to free him from state prison.

Funding shortfall threatens facility
AIKEN - Like disappointed sports fans, supporters of Savannah River Site were forced to say "wait 'til next year" after the most recent congressional spending bill fell far short of ensuring the future of the federal nuclear site.

Woman was generous to all children
Relatives remember Dorothy M. Dorn as a generous woman, a practical joker and most of all, a caring mother to all.

Across the area

Bond denied to 2 accused in slayings
Two people charged with murder in separate cases by Richmond County sheriff's investigators both were denied bond by a Superior Court judge Friday.

Across Georgia

Mother paying teen's medical bills needs aid
A single Augusta mother who must pay expensive medical bills for her older daughter needs help to make this Christmas bright. The woman, 37, has two daughters, ages 17 and 11.

Across South Carolina

Evening parade will light Broad
Headlights won't be the only things illuminating Broad Street tonight as the Augusta Christmas Fantasy Parade returns as an evening procession.

News you can use

Principal wins defamation suit

Rants and raves
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Across the area

Parking request causes concern

Rants and Raves
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Close your eyes, think of playoffs
If you're anything like me - and feedback reveals that many of you are - Saturday was exquisitely exhausting. It was back-to-back-to-back-to-back the most meaningful day in college football history. It was December Delirium.

Augusta State learns lessons
ATHENS, Ga. - Opportunities like this don't come around too often for Augusta State's women. That's not necessarily a bad thing.

Fights cut short Ludacris appearance

Fights cut short Ludacris appearance
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A charity appearance by rap star Ludacris at Montgomery Mall was cut short Thursday evening after two small fights broke out.

Actor has sports movie history
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - While portraying Roger Maris, actor Barry Pepper learned the importance of capturing the character. Anything short of authentic doesn't sit very well with fans.

Actor has sports movie history

Court reopens litigation over bluesman's memorabilia

Kidd returns in Nets win over Hawks

Kidd returns in Nets win over Hawks
ATLANTA - Richard Jefferson didn't care that Jason Kidd failed to assist on a basket for the first time in his 11-year career.

Duke coach could join 700 win club tonight
DURHAM, N.C. - Mike Krzyzewski feels fortunate to still be the coach at Duke, and it has nothing to do with his brief flirtation with the Los Angeles Lakers last summer.

Bulldogs gnaw on Jaguars
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia did two things Friday night that it hadn't done all season. It dominated an opponent it was supposed to, and it had fun playing together.

Wildcats thump Hoosiers
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Patrick Sparks scored 16 points and No. 10 Kentucky dominated Indiana inside for a 73-58 win over the Hoosiers on Saturday.

McCullough well-rounded
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

Falcons look to yet again bounce back

Mohr still finding success in league

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Mrs. Stella Studdard Ozburn (TENILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Robbie A. van Eeden (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Robinson Langille (RIVERDALE, Penn.)

Mrs. Rosa Lee Lightfoot (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William "Catfish" Reese (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Herman M. Scroggs (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Geneva W. Green (SENECA, S.C.)

Mrs. Sara Dell McGahee (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Garnell Bright (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Keith Wendell Patterson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James P. Roach (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Zonnie Hammonds (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mrs. Marie Keller (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert L. Young (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. William Hampton Finch, Jr. (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Everett M. Stallings (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Jean Carter Boland (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Millie Bessell Manderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert H. Broach (GRANITVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Robert H. Broach (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Myrtice Johnson (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Earnestine (Bunny) Kettles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Pettis (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Lee Lightfoot (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Bonner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Veronica C. Mondell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eartha Dean Neal (DENMARK, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen A. Simonsen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Zonnie Hammonds (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mr. Gregory V. Holston (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Keith W. Patterson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy M. Dorn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Smith (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Edith M. Cook (AVON, Ohio)

Mr. Earnest Melvin Mayes (AUSTIN, Texas)

Mr. Terry Eubanks (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Herman M. Scroggs (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Overtime

Overtime

Klitschko meets Williams in first title defense

Klitschko meets Williams in first title defense
LAS VEGAS - Vitali Klitschko made his mark with one bloody fight against Lennox Lewis. Danny Williams made a name for himself by knocking out Mike Tyson.

Overtime
n Alliance, Ohio, freshman Josh Welch threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Walter Sharpon fourth down with 49 seconds to play, lifting Mary Hardin-Baylor to a 38-35 victory over Mount Union in the NCAA Division III semifinals.

Overtime
The North Augusta Police Athletic League Boxing Club will host South Carolina's Silver Gloves Boxing Championships in Clearwater, tonight at 7 p.m.

Area sports announcements
Childers Baseball Academy will be hosting a holiday baseball camp Dec. 18-19 at the West Augusta Little League Complex. The Saturday camp will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and includes lunch. The camp will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $75. For more information, call Terry Childers at 868-9010.

Bringing home that first buck
Equally fortunate this season was 8-year-old Austin Hinton of North Augusta, whose first deer was a fine 11-pointer taken in Wilkes County, Ga., on Nov. 6.

Outdoors calendar
THURSDAY: Augusta-Aiken Audubon Society will conduct its annual Savannah River Site Christmas Bird Count. Contact Adrienne DeBiase at (803) 725-0382.

Father-daughter hunt
Harlem's Kristen Mills made the first buck she connected with a trophy one.

Bringing home that first buck

Outdoors calendar

Father-daughter hunt

Open season for questions at gathering
Augusta-area sportsmen sometimes feel left out when Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division schedules its periodic public meetings to seek opinions on how best to manage the state's hunting programs.

Evans junior leads team to win
When Evans' Glenn Miller makes a big play, the Knights' student section chants, "Glenn... Glenn, Glenn, Glenn... Glenn, Glenn, Glenn," a jingle popularized in a Starbucks commercial.

Rebels give Wolfpack first loss, lesson
Garrett Black strives to have a girls basketball program as strong as Hephzibah's.

Friday's High School Results
Prep basketball results from across the area.

Falcons look to yet again bounce back
ATLANTA - No wonder Michael Vick can't wait to get back on the field. These are the times when he's usually at his best.

NFL Power Rankings for week 14
Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.

Mohr still finding success in league
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - When the Atlanta Falcons approached him two years ago about a contract extension, Chris Mohr tried to imagine himself still punting in 2008.

Vincent might see action
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Bills cornerback Troy Vincent could play for the first time in more than two months Sunday against Cleveland.

NFL notebook
If Terrell Owens had a vote for NFL MVP, he'd vote for, well, himself.

Faith Digest
THE CHRISTMAS PORTION OF HANDEL'S Messiah, Christmas Cantata, by Daniel Pinkham, and Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, arranged by the Rev. Jacques "Jack" Kearns, will be on the Columbia County Choral Society's bill for 7:30 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 515 N. Belair Road in Evans.

'Lessons and Carols' tops Christmas book offerings
It's difficult for those living in the era of the "war on terror" to imagine what the devastation of World War I meant to Great Britain.

Faith will return father's church
Eunnie Mae Jennings, 81, sat expressionless on a pile of cinder blocks, once part of the church her father, Willie "King Cole" English, built 54 years ago. Rising, she walked past the hole where the Hephzibah church once stood and raked more debris.

United Methodist Church gay dispute is far from over
PUGHTOWN, Pa. - Last week's defrocking of a United Methodist Church pastor who broke church law by living openly with her lesbian partner was a victory for the denomination's conservative wing. But more broadly, did it signify a decisive turn for the denomination?

Handbell choirs provide communal setting for players
A few years ago, St. Mark United Methodist Church on Washington Road was no different from many other churches with regard to handbells. It owned some, and they were in storage.

'Trotter will bring message of gospel
Meadowlark Lemon will preach and sing gospel music at Second Baptist Church in Aiken on Sunday - no clowning

Some Italian churches charge visitors
ROME - Pray or pay. At dozens of Italian churches struggling to preserve art treasures from Byzantine mosaics to Baroque paintings, that is the choice many visitors must make.

Open season for questions at gathering

Close your eyes, think of playoffs

Augusta State learns lessons

Isabella Rossellini stars in Sci Fi's 'Earthsea' fantasy
LOS ANGELES - Displaying the same beauty and dignity that made her mother a screen goddess, Isabella Rossellini plays Thar, the High Priestess of Atuan, in the Sci Fi Channel's "Legend of Earthsea."

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Making toys for all the kids in the world is joyous work - but it's a tough job, too.

'Project Runway' is a labor of love
NEW YORK - Heidi Klum got her start in fashion through a German modeling contest and now she's returning the favor: She is the host and executive producer of "Project Runway," Bravo's new TV series that promises to pick the next hot fashion designer.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Jennifer and Kelly are 'The Apprentice' finalists
NEW YORK - Donald Trump is only one more "you're fired" away from hiring his second apprentice.

Jennifer and Kelly are 'The Apprentice' finalists

Four players are left on 'Survivor: Vanuatu'

'Project Runway' is a labor of love

Four players are left on 'Survivor: Vanuatu'
NEW YORK -There are four people left on CBS' "Survivor: Vanuatu - Islands of Fire," and Julie Berry isn't one of them.

Court reopens litigation over bluesman's memorabilia

Bulldogs get by Beavers in OT
ATLANTA - Levi Stukes scored a career-high 31 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:50 left in overtime that carried Georgia to a 76-74 victory over Oregon State on Saturday.

Skip Holtz ready to shine at East Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Even through the phone line, you can hear Skip Holtz's excitement at again being in control of a team as he prepares to take over as East Carolina's new head coach.

Skip Holtz ready to shine at East Carolina

Odds and Ends

Faith Digest

Faith will return father's church

Handbell choirs provide communal setting for players

United Methodist Church gay dispute is far from over

Some Italian churches charge visitors

'Lessons and Carols' tops Christmas book offerings