Yankees, Red Sox, Angels to pay luxury tax

South Carolina girls basketball scores
Some scores from Monday's South Carolina girls basketball games.

Yankees, Red Sox, Angels to pay luxury tax
NEW YORK - The Boston Red Sox got an extra bill after winning the World Series.

South Carolina girls basketball scores

Malls are all hype on Christmas Eve

Odds and Ends
JACKSON, Wyo. - Pray for snow. It may sound lighthearted, but Jackson Hole congregations have been doing just that - and the Rev. David Bott of Redeemer Lutheran Church points to some very white results a couple weeks ago.

Trail of paper, ribbons and gift tags leads to burglars
COLUMBUS, Miss. - It wasn't tough for police to thwart two would-be Grinches - they just followed the telltale trail of wrapping paper.

Satellite radio posts subscriber gains
NEW YORK - Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., the two big players in the emerging satellite radio business, both announced gains in subscribers Monday as 2004 drew to a close.

Satellite radio posts subscriber gains
NEW YORK - Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., the two big players in the emerging satellite radio business, both announced gains in subscribers Monday as 2004 drew to a close.

Swiss Army knife producers innovate to improve sales

Saudi oil reserves could top 461 billion barrels

Airlines offer options for animals' trips
Barks, purrs, meows and growls could be the noises heard over the roars of airplanes' engines lately.

US Airways starts delivering bags to passengers

Toys R Us converting NYC store into Babies R Us store

Justice for identity theft slow but growing

Swiss Army knife producers innovate to improve sales

Small company has big peer-to-peer dreams
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Record labels typically view peer-to-peer networks like pirate ships - plundering their profits through illegal song swaps.

Justice for identity theft slow but growing
NEW YORK - In a city known for street crimes as much as financial fortunes, the district attorney is taking a swipe at a crime that blends both: identity theft.

Small company has big peer-to-peer dreams

Shoppers hit stores for post-Christmas bargains
Shoppers headed to the nation's malls and stores to grab discounted coats, cashmere sweaters and other items on Sunday as merchants slashed prices even deeper in hopes of squeezing more sales out of what's winding up to be an unimpressive holiday season.

Crude prices sink below $42 a barrel

US Airways starts delivering bags to passengers
PHILADELPHIA - US Airways started delivering luggage to passengers Sunday after suffering what its chief executive called an "operational meltdown," while Comair put some of its passenger planes back in the air a day after canceling all of its 1,100 flights.

Airlines offer options for animals' trips

Saudi oil reserves could top 461 billion barrels
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's oil reserves, the world's largest, could increase by almost 77 percent to top 461 billion barrels in a few years, the nation's oil minister said Sunday.

Swiss Army knife producers innovate to improve sales
GENEVA - Struggling back from a sales slump since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, the two makers of Swiss Army knives are trying to lure back customers by adding new designs and features like computer memory chips, butane lighters and alarm clocks.

Merger could help business
Like the Murray Biscuit Co., Castleberry/Snow's Brand Inc. likely will benefit from its upcoming buyout by a Canadian canned-seafood producer.

Toys R Us converting NYC store into Babies R Us store
TRENTON, N.J. - Toys R Us, the nation's second biggest toy retailer, plans to convert one of its two Manhattan stores into a Babies R Us, giving the company a prime location for its fast-growing division that sells baby furniture, apparel and accessories.

Swiss Army knife producers innovate to improve sales
GENEVA - Struggling back from a sales slump since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, the two makers of Swiss Army knives are trying to lure back customers by adding new designs and features like computer memory chips, butane lighters and alarm clocks.

Crude prices sink below $42 a barrel
EDS: AMs; SUBS graf 9 to CLARIFY that Indonesia exports 2.7 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas a day; UPDATES with closing prices for natural gas, heating oil and gasoline futures

Shoppers hit stores for post-Christmas bargains

Georgia blessed with variety of bowl locations

Bulldogs ready for shot at upset
BOISE, Idaho - Virginia offers the perfect matchup for Fresno State coach Pat Hill: a Top 25 opponent and another chance to knock off a team from a Bowl Championship Series conference.

Fresno St. tops No. 18 Virginia in MPC Bowl

UConn beats Toledo in Motor City Bowl
UConn cruised to a 39-10 win over Toledo Monday in the Motor City Bowl in the Huskies' first bowl appearance since becoming a full Division I-A team three years ago.

Two Miami players unhurt after car crash
Miami linebacker Willie Williams and defensive back Rashaun Jones escaped injury Sunday when Williams lost control of his vehicle while driving to join the Hurricanes for bowl preparations in Atlanta.

Fresno St. tops No. 18 Virginia in MPC Bowl
BOISE, Idaho - Paul Pinegar threw five touchdown passes, including the game-winning 25-yard strike to Stephen Spach in overtime, as Fresno State came back to beat No. 18 Virginia 37-34 in the MPC Computers Bowl on Monday.

Georgia blessed with variety of bowl locations
TAMPA, Fla. - From throughout the Southeast, Georgia football players added to the holiday highway madness Sunday, each making their way to Florida's west coast where they will take on Wisconsin in Saturday's Outback Bowl.

Bulldogs ready for shot at upset

Huskies fall from Top 10

Tips make home-cooking healthful
Although most restaurant owners would rather I didn't tell you this, research has shown that you have a better chance of controlling your weight if you eat at home. But even eating at home can have a negative effect on your waistline, depending on how you cook. Here are some tips for keeping your kitchen "light:"

Give thanks, prayers
Happy Thanksgiving.

Ambitious agenda

Arena gets second look

The new 'American way'

The new 'American way'
It's difficult to be shocked anymore by the foul-mouthed liberals blustering from their sanctimonious Mount Hollywood. But even by their standards, this outburst was stunning.

Ambitious agenda
Though the war on terrorism and democratizing and stabilizing Iraq and Afghanistan will continue to occupy much of President George W. Bush's time, it's also clear he intends to make more time to deal with domestic issues in his second term, particularly those issues he campaigned on.

Arena gets second look
Well-traveled residents know it. A study has confirmed it. And just because Richmond County hasn't acted on it doesn't mean anything has changed:

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Golden Globe nominee Emmy Rossum picked the opera house over the classroom and hasn't looked back.

India's Spider-Man is tailored to local tastes
BANGALORE, India - In a land of magic and mystics, beyond the waves of the Arabian Sea, lives a hero whose soul will forever remain American. But in body and form he now belongs to India, where his story unravels in the tale of a wall-crawling do-gooder.

Networks hunt for pictures of tsunami
NEW YORK - Besides grateful relatives, tourists returning from Asian countries struck by the killer tsunami are likely to be met by news agency representatives hunting for video of the cataclysmic event.

John Mayer lands in headmaster's office
FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Grammy Award-winner John Mayer returned to his alma mater to be inducted into its Hall of Fame - and wound up in the headmaster's office.

Group offers free healthy recipes by e-mail

Group offers free healthy recipes by e-mail
Forget mincemeat pies and eggnog - nutritious alternatives are as accessible as your computer inbox, thanks to a cancer group's service that sends free weekly recipes by email to anyone who signs up.

Unanswered questions about 2004

South Carolina girls basketball scores

Area standouts chosen for S.C. squad
New South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has got to like what he sees in the state's prep football future.

Malls are all hype on Christmas Eve
Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.

Chronicle' leaders named to new posts
Julian Miller has been promoted to publisher of the Savannah Morning News and Donald W. Bailey will replace him as president of The Augusta Chronicle.

Authorities: Armed robber captured after crashing stolen car
Authorities say an armed robber stole cash and a car from a Martinez restaurant early Monday and was captured minutes later after wrecking the stolen vehicle during a police chase.

States show health-care disparity
What is wrong with Georgia? My older brother is 75, and moved from Georgia to Miami. He and his wife enrolled in an HMO, and do not have to pay one cent to it. Luis Rodriguez, Warrenton

Hate crime laws just about politics
I read withpleasant surprise an editorialin The Augusta Chronicle calling for the defeat of hate-crime legislation in the state of Georgia, and by extension,everywhere else ("Don't make hate a crime," Dec. 22). Jim Moore, Aiken, S.C.

I don't have answers, just connections
When I opened up the Chronicle at the breakfast table on Wednesday morning I was hit with a deep sadness. The article focusing on the 19 U.S. soldiers who were killed at the food tent in Mosul caused me anguish for the families who would deal with their losses during Christmas. The Rev. Mike Freed, Augusta

Politicians, not media, created mess
I find it amusing and at the same time downright pitiful that Mrs. Betty Beard can state that Augusta has the best group of commissioners in the state of Georgia. J. A. Schmitz, Augusta

Why are we even in Iraq, anyway?
Regarding Robert Heynneman's letter ("Bush did what he had to do," Dec. 18): Evidently, Mr. Heynneman has not read the Sept. 11 commission report. If he had, he would know that Iraq had nothing to do with the 9-11 attacks, and had no ties to al-Qaida. Reuben H. Partridge, North Augusta, S.C.

Father a victim of yellow journalism
I read with great interest your article Dec. 5 regarding my father. It's obvious to those familiar with the situation that Sandy Hodson has an agenda. It's a shame that your inexperienced reporters don't tell the whole story and are manipulated by those who have been scrutinized by past grand juries. Eddie Mulherin, Lawrenceville, Ga.

It wasn't 'real men' who shot pet dog
This is to the shooter who killed my pet dog. Her name was Cloe. She looked like a mixture of breeds but her long blond hair indicated that there was a lot of Belgian shepherd in her. Teri Myrick, Edgefield, S.C.

Hate crime laws just about politics

It wasn't 'real men' who shot pet dog

Why are we even in Iraq, anyway?

Father a victim of yellow journalism

States show health-care disparity

Techbits: New battery, High-tech ambulance and more

Are viruses a threat to cell phones?

Sony's new gaming machine poised to be a global hit

Game review: 'Sonic Mega Collection Plus'

Making the stars glitter

Are viruses a threat to cell phones?
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Malicious programs that can delete address books. Junk messages that flood a cell phone's inbox. Stealthy code that uses Bluetooth wireless technology to sneak onto handsets.

Game review: 'Sonic Mega Collection Plus'
Whether you're a sucker for anything retro or just learning about the blue dude with a 'tude, this collection of the original "Sonic the Hedgehog" games is plain, clean fun.

Sony's new gaming machine poised to be a global hit
TOKYO - Even if you don't particularly like video games, you'd best resign yourself to what appears certain to anyone who's spent a little time with Sony's new PlayStation Portable:

Techbits: New battery, High-tech ambulance and more
TOKYO - Americans and Europeans will soon be able to buy a more powerful battery that promises enough juice for twice as many digital pictures as regular batteries.

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.

Making the stars glitter
Browsing his clothing shop is a little like playing a celebrity Where's Waldo? There's Manuel with Bob Dylan. And over there, Manuel with Johnny Cash and John Lennon and Dwight Yoakam and John Travolta and Keith Richards.

Augusta Lynx Gamenight
Augusta at Greenville

Augusta Lynx Gamenight

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Two men who led police in a car chase after they allegedly shot out several car windows with a pellet gun were killed when their vehicle veered off the road and plunged into an icy creek.

Gun law often doubles trials

Kid of the Day
Tyler Adam Sims is today's Kid of the Day.

Signs of the post-holiday season
The day after Christmas was not too early for Wanda Paul to start hunting for next year's holiday gifts.

Nurse brings health care to rural Dearing

Lack of details worries many lawmakers
ATLANTA - Some state lawmakers, including members of the Republican majority, are beginning to express unease about Gov. Sonny Perdue's plan to move about a million residents from the state's Medicaid program into managed-care setups that resemble health maintenance organizations.

Across the Southeast
RALEIGH, N.C. - The second winter storm in a week dumped several inches of snow, sleet and a wintry mix Sunday in eastern North Carolina, contributing to hundreds of traffic accidents, at least two of them fatal.

Early ice causes minor problems
An ice storm early Sunday left thousands of people in the area without power and caused a few accidents.

Soldiers enjoy holidays before new tour

Museum director resigns
Scott W. Loehr, who brought national recognition and significant grant money to Augusta Museum of History, has announced his resignation as executive director.

Accident kills teen in Aiken County

Soldiers enjoy holidays before new tour
FORT STEWART, Ga. - Before deploying back to Iraq with his military intelligence unit, Staff Sgt. David Smith-Barry conducted a secret mission of his own to make the most of Christmas.

Museum director resigns

Jeffcoat remembered for dedication to family

Across the area
An Augusta woman told police that a man kicked her, punched her, hit her with a trash can and pointed a gun at her before stealing her car and $250 Saturday, a Richmond County sheriff's report says.

Kid of the Day
Amanda Cook is today's Kid of the Day.

A Halloween legacy

Jeffcoat remembered for dedication to family
Many who knew Henry Bomar Jeffcoat remember him as a man dedicated to family and church, who also helped build Fort Gordon and earned a Purple Heart in World War II.

Lack of details worries many lawmakers

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

Gun law often doubles trials
A Columbia County man released from prison after his father paid $70,000 in additional fines, but returned to jail on federal charges, isn't the only area person facing dual prosecution in different courts.

Across the area
Authorities say an armed robber who stole money and a car from a Martinez restaurant early Monday was captured after wrecking the stolen vehicle in a police chase.

Kid of the Day

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin said she has decided to fine the Druid Hills Golf Club as much as $90,000 for violating the city's human rights ordinance after the country club refused to extend spousal benefits to the partners of its gay members.

Across Georgia

Exotic animals will leave island
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Isolated by water and owned by a nonprofit foundation, St. Catherines Island near Midway offers a fabulous laboratory for studying exotic animals.

Across South Carolina

Historic Augusta's deal reaches snag
Historic Augusta wants to purchase two historic buildings once destined to be used for low-income housing.

Celebrating Kwanzaa
Dr. Faye Hargrove, of Augusta, lights a candle representing the principle of Ujima - collective work and responsibility - during a Kwanzaa celebration at Augusta Museum of History. Sunday was the first day of Kwanzaa.

New bottle law will affect stores
AIKEN - Liquor store owners who supplied bars and restaurants in South Carolina with minibottles of booze say they knew that portion of their business would eventually dry up.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A Columbia man died after he was hit by a pickup on South Carolina Highway 302 near Pelion.

Bill sets local power over offices
AIKEN - One South Carolina state representative says more money could be funneled into the classroom if the Aiken County school board is given more authority to decide how it wants to run its five area offices.

The Week Ahead
It would seem that New Year's Day would be a shoo-in for my pick this week. A time to start over fresh, anew. A time to put the troubles of last year behind you and begin with a clean slate.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - The celebration marking the opening of the largest cable-stayed span in North America should outdo the one held for the opening of the first Cooper River bridge 75 years ago, local and state officials say.

Across the area

Judge's suit is dismissed
AIKEN - A $5 million lawsuit brought by Edgefield County Probate Judge Robert Peeler against the county, a computer consulting firm and county leaders has been resolved, an official said Monday.

Five questions: David Heath
David Heath, bass player in The Section Jazz Band, is always busy on New Year's Eve.

Nurse brings health care to rural Dearing
Sandy Turner is a chairwoman in the Medical College of Georgia's School of Nursing and a good Samaritan in Dearing.

Slayings go unsolved
Bryan Cook was the kind of guy who would not only invite a needy couple off the streets to stay in his home , but also give them his bed and then sleep on the couch.

Kid of the Day

The Week Ahead

New bottle law will affect stores

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Cox will run for governor in '06
ATLANTA - For more than a year, Secretary of State Cathy Cox has been discussed as a possible candidate to challenge Gov. Sonny Perdue in 2006.

A Halloween legacy
There is nothing spooky about Evelyn Browne, but her legacy might forever be tied to that word.

Across Georgia

Airlines offer options for animals' trips

Judge's suit is dismissed

Authorities: Armed robber captured after crashing stolen car

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Celebrating Kwanzaa

‘Chronicle' leaders named to new posts

Slayings go unsolved

Across South Carolina

Airlines offer options for animals' trips
Barks, purrs, meows and growls could be the noises heard over the roars of airplanes' engines lately.

Accident kills teen in Aiken County
One Jackson teenager was killed and another was injured on a rural Aiken County road early Sunday in an accident that might have happened more than three hours before it was discovered.

Across the Southeast

News you can use

Certification program doesn't help scores

Certification program doesn't help scores
AIKEN -- For the past three years, eighth-grade science teacher Helen Campbell has been videotaping in the classroom and then watching to see how well she's teaching.

Bill sets local power over offices

Unanswered questions about 2004
Where did 2004 go? A better question is: When did it go? It was here the last time I looked. Now, only days remain before 2004 will be no more. Was there a hole in my calendar that let it leak away?

Don Cheadle has rare starring role

Bacon sizzles in dark role in 'Woodsman'
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Kevin Bacon wants you to know the same thing he told his kids: No children were harmed during the making of his latest film.

Don Cheadle has rare starring role
NEW YORK - "I feel like I keep hitting seven," Don Cheadle says, likening his career to success at craps. "I feel like I'm on the dice."

'Fockers' set record for Christmas Day box office take
LOS ANGELES - Millions of Americans went shopping for comedy this weekend, giving the star-studded "Meet the Fockers" the record for the best single Christmas Day box office take.

'Hotel' innkeeper finally feels better, not bitter
NEW YORK - Paul Rusesabagina still has sleepless nights. And when he does nod off, he still has nightmares.

'Phantom' film emerges from the shadows

'Phantom' film emerges from the shadows
LOS ANGELES - It's a golden, midsummer afternoon outside, but Andrew Lloyd Webber is standing inside a cool, dim chamber - trying to coax "The Phantom of the Opera" out of the shadows.

'Fockers' set record for Christmas Day box office take

Bacon sizzles in dark role in 'Woodsman'

'Hotel' innkeeper finally feels better, not bitter

Prince tops list of concert tours
NEW YORK - Prince is the concert tour king. He's in the No. 1 spot on Pollstar's Top 25 tours chart for 2004, grossing $87.4 million.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
The piano goes street, falls in love, then finds religion again. And that's just on the first song of John Legend's debut album, "Get Lifted."

Prince tops list of concert tours

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

Q&A: Real people with real questions for Ludacris

Q&A: Real people with real questions for Ludacris
NEW YORK - Ludacris has been interviewed so many times, it's ludicrous.

Suns scorch Raptors
PHOENIX - Amare Stoudemire scored 33 points and the Phoenix Suns held off a strong Toronto comeback to beat the Raptors 106-94 Sunday night for their 11th consecutive victory.

Heat top Hawks
MIAMI - Shaquille O'Neal scored 31 points despite playing with sore ribs that required protective padding and Dwyane Wade added 27 as the Miami Heat set a franchise record with their 12th straight win, a 116-102 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.

Suns scorch Raptors

Huskies fall from Top 10
Connecticut's long run is over. The dominant program in women's basketball over the last decade no longer is a Top 10 team.

Texans shut out Jaguars

Patriots defeat Jets

Dolphins slip by Browns

Preliminary report: Reggie White died from lung ailment

Bengals squeak by Giants

Coach wants Vick, other starters in lineup at Seattle

NFL great Reggie White dies at 43

Coach wants Vick, other starters in lineup at Seattle

Cowboys 13, Redskins 10

Schaub lives, learns, loses

Colts rally to defeat Chargers in overtime

Rams keep hopes alive

Panthers pummel Bucs to near playoff spot

Playoff teams' efforts in focus

Falcons fall to Saints

Steelers top Ravens; Roethlisberger injured

Seahawks top Cardinals

Lions top Bears

Manning breaks Marino's TD record

Preliminary report: Reggie White died from lung ailment

Bills demolish 49ers for sixth straight win

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Mrs. Willie Belle Gilbert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raiford Eugene Dorn (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Henry Jeffcoat, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Shelby Jean Townsend (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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Mr. Curtis White (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Crawford (JACKSONVILLE, N.C.)

Mrs. Opal L. Fuller (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Lois Mary LaFrenier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Leonard Hoeppel (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Katherine Dicks Turner (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Joseph Whatley Evans (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lohn Payne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa M. Stephens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Fields (STILLMORE, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Jeffcoat, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine House (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Joseph Whatley Evans (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Judith "Judy" Key (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Jimmy Rogers (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Simon Peter Edwards (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mr. Leon M. James, Sr. (Retired Farmer Edgefield, S.C.)

Mr. Fred Hugh Dowdy, Jr. (FAYETTEVILLE, Ga.)

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Armstrong chosen AP Male Athlete of the Year

Rock Hard Ten wins $250,000 Malibu Stakes

Armstrong chosen AP Male Athlete of the Year

Armstrong chosen AP Male Athlete of the Year
AUSTIN, Texas - Even by his lofty standards, Lance Armstrong's return to the mountaintop in 2004 was pretty special.

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In Charlotte, N.C., Lawne Snyder's goal in the ninth minute of the third period gave the Augusta Lynx the insurance goal they needed for a 5-4 victory over the Charlotte Checkers on Sunday afternoon breaking a seven-game losing streak.

Armstrong chosen AP Male Athlete of the Year
AUSTIN, Texas - Even by his lofty standards, Lance Armstrong's return to the mountaintop in 2004 was pretty special.

Rock Hard Ten wins $250,000 Malibu Stakes
ARCADIA, Calif. - Rock Hard Ten rallied late and edged out two horses to win Sunday's $250,000 Malibu Stakes in the feature race of Santa Anita's opening day.

Overtime
The Boston Red Sox got an extra bill after winning the World Series.

South Carolina girls basketball scores
Some scores from Monday's South Carolina girls basketball games.

Bengals squeak by Giants
CINCINNATI - Those guys from New York sure look a lot like the old Bungles. With a slump-busting win at their numb fingertips, the Giants allowed a long punt return, an improbable completion and a tipped interception that rallied the Cincinnati Bengals to a 23-22 victory Sunday.

Panthers pummel Bucs to near playoff spot
The Carolina Panthers are one step closer to overcoming their horrendous start. Jake Delhomme threw for 214 yards and four touchdowns Sunday, helping the defending NFC champions beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 37-20 and move within a victory of clinching a playoff berth.

Colts rally to defeat Chargers in overtime
INDIANAPOLIS - All Peyton Manning wanted was a victory. The record was a bonus. Manning rallied the Colts from a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter, throwing his NFL-record 49th touchdown pass of the season to force overtime. Then he led the Colts on a 61-yard drive to beat San Diego 34-31.

Coach wants Vick, other starters in lineup at Seattle
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Head coach Jim Mora wants every starter, including quarterback Michael Vick, to practice this week.

Dolphins slip by Browns
MIAMI - When Olindo Mare kicked the winning field goal with 7 seconds left, the 20,000 fans still on hand rose and roared, pleased to avoid having to watch an overtime.

Falcons fall to Saints
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans got a break when the Atlanta Falcons decided to rest Michael Vick and his aching shoulder. And the Saints took advantage with a much-needed victory.

Lions top Bears
DETROIT - The Detroit Lions walked off the field stunned for a second straight week. This time, they were surprised they won.

Schaub lives, learns, loses
NEW ORLEANS - Like most rookie quarterbacks making their first career start, Matt Schaub wished he could take back several poor passes.

Patriots defeat Jets
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Tom Brady tried to avoid watching the highlights, or lowlights, of his performance against the Miami Dolphins.

Bills demolish 49ers for sixth straight win
AN FRANCISCO - Coach Mike Mularkey shut off every television in the locker room Sunday morning, ordering his Buffalo Bills to focus on the only game with playoff implications they could control.

Steelers top Ravens; Roethlisberger injured
PITTSBURGH - Just like their previous game, the Ravens put a Steelers quarterback out with an injury. They accomplished little else on a day the Steelers made certain they won't leave Pittsburgh until the Super Bowl if they keep winning.

Cowboys 13, Redskins 10
IRVING, Texas - For more than 58 minutes, Vinny Testaverde was the scorn of Dallas Cowboys fans. They wanted the old guy benched so they could see a young quarterback and they were more than happy to let him know it.

Playoff teams' efforts in focus
On the final Sunday night of the 1988 season, Phil Simms sat in his New Jersey home watching the Los Angeles Rams thrash the San Francisco 49ers, 38-16 putting the Rams into the playoffs and knocking Simms and the Giants out.

Texans shut out Jaguars
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Maybe the Jacksonville Jaguars took Houston lightly. The Texans certainly believed so. The scoreboard may have indicated it, too.

Preliminary report: Reggie White died from lung ailment
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NFL great Reggie White may have died because of a respiratory disease combined with other health problems, a preliminary autopsy report said Monday.

Manning breaks Marino's TD record
INDIANAPOLIS - Peyton Manning broke one of football's most hallowed records, and his reward was praise from one of his boyhood idols.

Coach wants Vick, other starters in lineup at Seattle
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Head coach Jim Mora wants every starter, including quarterback Michael Vick, to practice this week.

Seahawks top Cardinals
SEATTLE - The Seattle Seahawks are back in the playoffs, led by a couple of record-setting performances by Shaun Alexander and Darrell Jackson.

Rams keep hopes alive
ST. LOUIS - The Rams desperately needed a win and played like it. The Eagles desperately wanted to stay healthy and played like it.

Preliminary report: Reggie White died from lung ailment
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NFL great Reggie White may have died because of a respiratory disease combined with other health problems, a preliminary autopsy report said Monday.

NFL great Reggie White dies at 43
CORNELIUS, N.C. - Reggie White, a fearsome defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers and one of the NFL's greatest players, died Sunday, his wife said. He was 43.

'Friends' harassment suit takes on Hollywood tradition

A lot of action on TV this New Year's Eve

Arquette plays real-life psychic in 'Medium'

Arquette plays real-life psychic in 'Medium'
LOS ANGELES - In 1987's "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors," Patricia Arquette played someone with psychic powers. Now, she'll do it on a weekly basis.

Rapper shows her softer side on UPN's 'Eve'

'Friends' harassment suit takes on Hollywood tradition
LOS ANGELES - Writer Janis Hirsch faced a painful ritual at one sitcom: She'd get a tap on the shoulder from one or another male colleague, turn around and find them exposing themselves.

Inside story of Navy SEALs on 60 Minutes

A lot of action on TV this New Year's Eve
NEW YORK - Let the surfing begin. With an ailing king, two would-be successors and a ubiquitous substitute, New Year's Eve on television has more subplots than a party with three ex-girlfriends.

Inside story of Navy SEALs on 60 Minutes
NEW YORK - "You drop on the top of some mountain somewhere in some tiny little village in the middle of the night, and it's pitch-black all around you," Lara Logan remembers. "When you land, it's like the ground rises up to devour you, and from intelligence you know there are people with weapons in that village - and they may or may not be ready to attack."

Rapper shows her softer side on UPN's 'Eve'
LOS ANGELES - Starring in her own sitcom allows Eve to reveal a side not usually associated with the hardcore rapper image that made her famous.

Networks hunt for pictures of tsunami

People in the News

India's Spider-Man is tailored to local tastes

UGA blessed with variety of bowl locations

UGA blessed with variety of bowl locations
TAMPA, Fla. - From throughout the Southeast, Georgia football players added to the holiday highway madness Sunday, each making their way to Florida's west coast where they will take on Wisconsin in Saturday's Outback Bowl.

Death toll rises from Asia quake, tsunami
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Rescuers piled up bodies Monday along southern Asian coastlines devastated by tidal waves that obliterated seaside towns and killed more than 22,000 people in 10 countries.

Death toll rises from Asia quake, tsunami

Make dreams reality this year with resolutions

Xtreme calendar
ON DVD AND VHS: An arrogant news anchor meets his match in a female co-anchor in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy starring Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate. Also out is Garden State, a tale of love and the search for self, starring Natalie Portman; and Wimbledon, starring Kirsten Dunst as a tennis player who finds love on the court.

Volunteer work makes holiday season brighter

Volunteer work makes holiday season brighter
Most people see the approach of Jan. 1 as a time to resolve to lose weight or never do something (be it smoking, not studying or lying) again. To me, the new year is about starting over, but not forgetting about the past year. You take what you've learned and use it in the upcoming year.

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Question of the week
Q: Did you make a New Year's resolution?

Girl should step back, let friends fight it out

TV tournaments raising poker's popularity among teens
Deal Kaycie Callaway in. "I play any kind of cards," the junior at Glascock County High School said. "Uno, whatever. My grandma and I have been playing cards since I can remember. I still play Go Fish."

Put meaning, control into life with plan for day's activities

Put meaning, control into life with plan for day's activities
Life, in its entirety, is nothing more than a succession of moments that give the impression of being pointless, which leads us to wish our lives away by hoping for a better tomorrow before we even give today a chance.

Girl should step back, let friends fight it out
This week's problem: My two best friends are fighting. Apparently, one of them heard that the other is going around the school telling lies about her and her boyfriend. I don't believe any of it, but then again, the girl does have a "motor mouth."

Your style
THE FACTS: Tieshia Davis, 17, a junior at Silver Bluff High School.

Question of the week

TV tournaments raising poker's popularity among teens

Make dreams reality this year with resolutions
You know the deal; it's the same thing that happens year after year. Christmas break is finally here, and you're ready to ditch the books and hit the couch to watch Christmas shows like you did when you were little.

Trail of paper, ribbons and gift tags leads to burglars

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