Disney's movie songs go on the road

Disney's movie songs go on the road
NEW YORK - It's quite a collection. More than 70 years of popular song - from a little ditty called "Minnie's Yoo-Hoo," co-authored by the big man himself, Walt Disney, to the works of such present-day maestros as Alan Menken, Elton John, Phil Collins, Randy Newman and more.

Disney's movie songs go on the road
NEW YORK - It's quite a collection. More than 70 years of popular song - from a little ditty called "Minnie's Yoo-Hoo," co-authored by the big man himself, Walt Disney, to the works of such present-day maestros as Alan Menken, Elton John, Phil Collins, Randy Newman and more.

Boggs leading candidate for Hall of Fame
NEW YORK - Wade Boggs might have to get used to a new routine Tuesday: life as a Hall of Famer.

Boggs leading candidate for Hall of Fame
NEW YORK - Wade Boggs might have to get used to a new routine Tuesday: life as a Hall of Famer.

Boggs leading candidate for Hall of Fame

Selig approves Johnson trade
NEW YORK - The drawn-out deal to send Randy Johnson to the Yankees was approved by commissioner Bud Selig on Monday, making a contract extension the last major obstacle to the Arizona-New York swap.

James Brown claims most interest in 2004's top stories

Odds and Ends
LOGAN, Utah - The fight over a woman's desire to run a colon cleansing service out of her home has gotten down and dirty.

Salamander wins after toad and frog split vote
CHICAGO - The Eastern tiger salamander inched closer to the title of state amphibian, while slow and steady was the apparent winning strategy for the painted turtle in the state's reptile race.

Odds and Ends
LOGAN, Utah - The fight over a woman's desire to run a colon cleansing service out of her home has gotten down and dirty.

Long-missing cat reunited with owner
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jamison, a 7-year-old cat with long, gray fur, ventured outside his home one day in June 2003 and didn't come back. His owner gave him up for lost and adopted another cat.

Salamander wins after toad and frog split vote
CHICAGO - The Eastern tiger salamander inched closer to the title of state amphibian, while slow and steady was the apparent winning strategy for the painted turtle in the state's reptile race.

Hotel offers hangover expert
NEW ORLEANS - In one of those only-in-New Orleans stories, visitors who put back too many beers and hurricanes in the Big Easy have a remedy to help them shake off that dreaded New Year's hangover: Sara, the Recovery Concierge.

Long-missing cat reunited with owner
SAN JOSE, Calif. Jamison, a 7-year-old cat with long, gray fur, ventured outside his home one day in June 2003 and didn't come back. His owner gave him up for lost and adopted another cat.

Hotel offers hangover expert
NEW ORLEANS - In one of those only-in-New Orleans stories, visitors who put back too many beers and hurricanes in the Big Easy have a remedy to help them shake off that dreaded New Year's hangover: Sara, the Recovery Concierge.

Telephone business gears up to deliver TV
NEW YORK - If everything goes as planned, the telephone industry will be all about television in 2005.

Telephone business gears up to deliver TV

Construction spending falls 0.4 percent in November
WASHINGTON - Construction spending declined in November by 0.4 percent, the first drop in 10 months, as private builders reined in spending on residential and commercial projects.

Outlook appears rocky for drug industry in 2005

Outlook appears rocky for drug industry in 2005
NEW YORK - The pharmaceutical industry endured a disastrous 2004, and the aftermath will linger into the new year.

Reports: Delta to slash fares up to 60 percent

Telephone business gears up to deliver TV
NEW YORK - If everything goes as planned, the telephone industry will be all about television in 2005.

Crude futures fall more than $1 a barrel
VIENNA, Austria - Crude futures fell more than $1 a barrel Monday amid mild weather in the U.S. Northeast on the first trading day of the new year.

Military family realizes importance of shipping
In a move from the military to the business world, brothers John and Mike Ware went from posted to postal.

Companies try to reduce stock-option costs
NEW YORK - Now that companies will have to deduct the cost of stock options from earnings starting later this year, some are sure to pull out all the stops to make sure those expenses don't wipe out profits.

Companies try to reduce stock-option costs

Crude futures fall more than $1 a barrel
VIENNA, Austria - Crude futures fell more than $1 a barrel Monday amid mild weather in the U.S. Northeast on the first trading day of the new year.

Companies try to reduce stock-option costs
NEW YORK - Now that companies will have to deduct the cost of stock options from earnings starting later this year, some are sure to pull out all the stops to make sure those expenses don't wipe out profits.

Kmart says profitability, cash generation has improved
DETROIT - Kmart Holding Corp. said Monday that it had strong profitability and cash generation in November and December as the discount retailer's decline in same-store sales moderated.

Outlook appears rocky for drug industry in 2005
NEW YORK - The pharmaceutical industry endured a disastrous 2004, and the aftermath will linger into the new year.

Manufacturing activity expands in December
NEW YORK - Manufacturing activity expanded for the 19th consecutive month in December, a new report said Monday, suggesting that the industrial sector entered the new year with solid strength behind it.

Reports: Delta to slash fares up to 60 percent
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc. will slash fares by as much as 60 percent in a bid by the struggling carrier to lure back fliers, according to published reports. Its shares were up about 2 percent in midday trading Monday.

Reports: Delta to slash fares up to 60 percent
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc. will slash fares by as much as 60 percent in a bid by the struggling carrier to lure back fliers, according to published reports. Its shares were up about 2 percent in midday trading Monday.

Crude futures fall more than $1 a barrel

Sugar Bowl: Tigers squeak by Hokies
NEW ORLEANS - Auburn made an improbable bid to share the national title by hanging on in the Sugar Bowl. Now, all the No. 3 Tigers can do is wait to see if it somehow works out.

Sabb commits to MTSU
Former Laney standout J.K. Sabb had always looked at a locale west of Augusta to continue his college football career.

Heisman winners face off in Orange Bowl
MIAMI - Matt Leinart is an easygoing Californian, who used an NFL-caliber left arm to win a Heisman Trophy for USC this season.

Auburn holding out hope of split national title

Hokies prove they belong in ACC
NEW ORLEANS - All those who turned up their noses at the prospect of Virginia Tech joining the ACC are looking pretty silly right about now.

Lineman tries to stay focused with brother in Iraq
NEW ORLEANS - Charles Tapp II gave a dog tag to his little brother, a token to take along when he "goes to battle" for Virginia Tech.

Sugar Bowl: Tigers squeak by Hokies

Auburn holding out hope of split national title
NEW ORLEANS - Auburn has come too far to give up hope.

Hokies prove they belong in ACC
NEW ORLEANS - All those who turned up their noses at the prospect of Virginia Tech joining the ACC are looking pretty silly right about now.

Sugar Bowl features dangerous tailback tandems
NEW ORLEANS - Auburn linebacker Travis Williams figures he knows how to deal with a two-tailback offense after three years of facing Carnell Williams and Ronnie Brown in practice:

Sugar Bowl: Tigers squeak by Hokies
NEW ORLEANS - Auburn made an improbable bid to share the national title by hanging on in the Sugar Bowl. Now, all the No. 3 Tigers can do is wait to see if it somehow works out.

Lineman tries to stay focused with brother in Iraq
NEW ORLEANS - Charles Tapp II gave a dog tag to his little brother, a token to take along when he "goes to battle" for Virginia Tech.

Heisman winners face off in Orange Bowl
MIAMI - Matt Leinart is an easygoing Californian, who used an NFL-caliber left arm to win a Heisman Trophy for USC this season.

Sugar Bowl features dangerous tailback tandems
NEW ORLEANS - Auburn linebacker Travis Williams figures he knows how to deal with a two-tailback offense after three years of facing Carnell Williams and Ronnie Brown in practice:

Hokies prove they belong in ACC

Lineman tries to stay focused with brother in Iraq

Heisman winners face off in Orange Bowl

Sugar Bowl features dangerous tailback tandems

Auburn holding out hope of split national title
NEW ORLEANS - Auburn has come too far to give up hope.

Tennessee hopes for early success in SEC

Jags knock out top-20 opponent

Quest to be slim should not stop
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that more than 90 percent of "successful losers" have previously failed in their efforts to lose weight. Many reported having lost and regained the weight - up to nearly 270 pounds - several times before they finally mastered permanent weight loss.

The GOP agenda

Getting tough on gangs
South Carolina is getting tough on gangs, and it's not hard to understand why. Gangs kill, rape, kidnap, assault and beat up people. They traffic in drugs, take over neighborhoods and intimidate their critics.

Tech school is great news
The earthquake that caused the killer tsunami also seems to have altered Earth's orbit slightly and reshaped Asia.

'Terminator' can't win
Suppose Arnold Schwarzenegger, instead of being a popular foreign-born movie actor and governor, was a real-life "terminator" who engaged in mass killings and public beheadings of innocent Americans.

Getting tough on gangs

The GOP agenda
A week from today, Republicans will take control of Georgia's legislature - both chambers - for the first time in more than 130 years. What will the agenda be?

The GOP agenda
A week from today, Republicans will take control of Georgia's legislature - both chambers - for the first time in more than 130 years. What will the agenda be?

Getting tough on gangs
South Carolina is getting tough on gangs, and it's not hard to understand why. Gangs kill, rape, kidnap, assault and beat up people. They traffic in drugs, take over neighborhoods and intimidate their critics.

Q&A with actor Sean Penn
TORONTO - While Hollywood shied away from reminders of Sept. 11, 2001, Sean Penn figures the terrorist attacks added urgency to produce his film "The Assassination of Richard Nixon."

People in the News
NEW YORK - Bill Murray gets defensive when told he has a reputation for being difficult.

Actress feels lucky to land second 'amazing' role
SAN FRANCISCO - After her Oscar-winning performance in 1999's "Boys Don't Cry," Hilary Swank thought the world was her oyster. She remembers thinking: "'I'm going to have so many amazing opportunities; this movie is just scratching the surface!'"

Q&A with actor Sean Penn
TORONTO - While Hollywood shied away from reminders of Sept. 11, 2001, Sean Penn figures the terrorist attacks added urgency to produce his film "The Assassination of Richard Nixon."

Actress feels lucky to land second 'amazing' role
SAN FRANCISCO - After her Oscar-winning performance in 1999's "Boys Don't Cry," Hilary Swank thought the world was her oyster. She remembers thinking: "'I'm going to have so many amazing opportunities; this movie is just scratching the surface!'"

People in the News
CHIANG MAI, Thailand - Tennis stars Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova rode elephants before playing an exhibition match in Thailand as part of preparations for the Australian Open.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Bill Murray gets defensive when told he has a reputation for being difficult.

People in the News
CHIANG MAI, Thailand - Tennis stars Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova rode elephants before playing an exhibition match in Thailand as part of preparations for the Australian Open.

Losing weight has never been sweeter

Gretzky: Lockout could last two years
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Wayne Gretzky fears the NHL could be shut down for as long as two years if a labor deal is not reached soon.

Gretzky: Lockout could last two years

Gretzky: Lockout could last two years
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Wayne Gretzky fears the NHL could be shut down for as long as two years if a labor deal is not reached soon.

James Brown claims most interest in 2004's top stories
I always read the last page of a book first so that if I die before I finish, I'll know how it turned out.

James Brown claims most interest in 2004's top stories
I always read the last page of a book first so that if I die before I finish, I'll know how it turned out.

Murder suspect surrenders
A 23-year-old Harlem man who was wanted in the shooting death of his cousin after a Monday-night argument has surrendered to Columbia County authorities.

Fire under investigation
The Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department is investigating a fire that started at about 6:30 a.m. today at 1013 10th St.

Fog hampers traffic, airport
Heavy fog blanketed much of the region today, slowing morning commuters and causing some problems at Augusta Regional Airport.

Nation more like a helpless giant

Nation more like a helpless giant
How the United States got into war in Iraq is by now fairly clear. President George Bush, puffed with neocon dreams of supremacy, was obsessed about reversing the image of America as a "helpless giant." This image was the legacy of Bush's father and his 1991 decision to leave Saddam Hussein in power in Iraq after the first Gulf War. The son, claiming the guidance of his other Republican father, the "higher" one, decided to correct Dad's mistake and finish the job. Charles Heywood , Martinez

Patriot rips Democrats' chairman
Regarding the Dec. 18 letter by Dr. Lowell Greenbaum, chairman of Richmond County's Democratic Party: Reubin Loper, Augusta

Parenting, not suing, is answer

It's absurd to let women in combat
Women will be located with the men fighting in 3rd Infantry Division's new Unit of Action Brigades, and they'll be sent to Iraq at the end of January.Roy Smith, Grovetown

It's absurd to let women in combat

Remember the reason for the season
Shopping, spending endless dollars and wrapping presents beautifully. Don't you just love Christmas? Well although these things have become Christmas to all of us, they don't have a thing in the world to do with the real meaning of Christmas. Melody Oellerich, North Augusta, S.C.

President's war agenda is evil

It's absurd to let women in combat
Women will be located with the men fighting in 3rd Infantry Division's new Unit of Action Brigades, and they'll be sent to Iraq at the end of January. Roy Smith, Grovetown

Parenting, not suing, is answer
I am appalled that people think suing is the answer to many issues.Esther Godbee, Millen

President's war agenda is evil
After barely winning the November election, George W. Bush boastfully pronounced that the voters gave him a mandate to carry out his agenda. Well, nearly half the country voted against him and his evil agenda. He has no mandate! Anne Cook, Augusta

President's war agenda is evil
After barely winning the November election, George W. Bush boastfully pronounced that the voters gave him a mandate to carry out his agenda. Well, nearly half the country voted against him and his evil agenda. He has no mandate!Anne Cook, Augusta

Patriot rips Democrats' chairman

Parenting, not suing, is answer
I am appalled that people think suing is the answer to many issues. Esther Godbee, Millen

ACLU constricts nation's freedom
The so-called separation of church and state is one of the most confusing issues in the Bill of Rights. Some perceive it to be only a limited one, while others see it as an absolute separation. But no rights in the Bill of Rights are absolute. Dr. Robert L. Gordon, North Augusta, S.C.

Smear by any name is still a smear
The guilty flee. For what other reason would The Augusta Chronicle inform its readers, stupid though they may be, that articles besmirching Bernard Mulherin were not "an attack on a judge" ("A case in point," Dec. 20). Rather, the newspaper was simply performing its noble role as a watchdog for the unwitting taxpayers. Articles maligning a local judge really do not help to sell newspapers. Richard Dunstan, Augusta

Nation more like a helpless giant
How the United States got into war in Iraq is by now fairly clear. President George Bush, puffed with neocon dreams of supremacy, was obsessed about reversing the image of America as a "helpless giant." This image was the legacy of Bush's father and his 1991 decision to leave Saddam Hussein in power in Iraq after the first Gulf War. The son, claiming the guidance of his other Republican father, the "higher" one, decided to correct Dad's mistake and finish the job. Charles Heywood , Martinez

Patriot rips Democrats' chairman
Regarding the Dec. 18 letter by Dr. Lowell Greenbaum, chairman of Richmond County's Democratic Party:Reubin Loper, Augusta

TVA's expanded wind farm now generating power

Video Game Review: "Sid Meier's Pirates!"

NASA can't wait to smash comet-busting spacecraft

Wireless advances, Web make car-sharing easy

Soldiers battle video game enemies in Iraq

Local authors offer poetry

Manure used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Web watch: places to visit on the Net

Wireless advances, Web make car-sharing easy
BOSTON - When I moved to this pedestrian-friendly city with plentiful public transit and pricey parking, I said goodbye to auto repair bills, insurance premiums and gas pumps. Recently divorced, without kids to ferry around, I realized my dream of living car-free.

TVA's expanded wind farm now generating power
OLIVER SPRINGS, Tenn. - With a "whoosh, whoosh, whoosh," the graceful blades of 18 windmills at the Tennessee Valley Authority's expanded wind farm are now producing enough clean power to be seen as more than just an eco-experiment.

Video Game Review: "Sid Meier's Pirates!"
Shiver me timbers! Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!Pirates, those blights of the high seas, have been ingrained on our consciousness in such broad ways.

Manure used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
SANTIAGO, Chile - Pig manure in Chile will keep neon lights glowing on Tokyo's Ginza in years to come. It's a grand north-south tradeoff to slow global warming: You reduce your "greenhouse gas" emissions so I don't have to cut back on mine.

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

Video Game Review: "Sid Meier's Pirates!"
Shiver me timbers! Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!Pirates, those blights of the high seas, have been ingrained on our consciousness in such broad ways.

Wireless advances, Web make car-sharing easy
BOSTON - When I moved to this pedestrian-friendly city with plentiful public transit and pricey parking, I said goodbye to auto repair bills, insurance premiums and gas pumps. Recently divorced, without kids to ferry around, I realized my dream of living car-free.

NASA can't wait to smash comet-busting spacecraft
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The big, grown-up boys on the NASA team can hardly wait. Next Fourth of July, they get to bust up a comet, Hollywood-style.

Web watch: places to visit on the Net
Find the true speed of your Internet connection with this site, which has links to testing sites all over the globe. Select one near you and find out how fast (or slow) your modem is connecting to the Net. www.testmyspeed.com/index.html

Soldiers battle video game enemies in Iraq
CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq - Soon after the battle for Fallujah ended in November, U.S. Marines brought their Xbox consoles, Gameboys and laptops forward and started fighting the Covenant hordes in "Halo," Mario and Luigi's worst enemies and those irksome roommates from "The Sims."

Local authors offer poetry
Poetry is not dead, at least not in the hands, minds and pens of Augusta-area authors who have recently released poetry collections.

Web watch: places to visit on the Net
Find the true speed of your Internet connection with this site, which has links to testing sites all over the globe. Select one near you and find out how fast (or slow) your modem is connecting to the Net. www.testmyspeed.com/index.html

Senior 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.

TVA's expanded wind farm now generating power
OLIVER SPRINGS, Tenn. - With a "whoosh, whoosh, whoosh," the graceful blades of 18 windmills at the Tennessee Valley Authority's expanded wind farm are now producing enough clean power to be seen as more than just an eco-experiment.

Local authors offer poetry
Poetry is not dead, at least not in the hands, minds and pens of Augusta-area authors who have recently released poetry collections.

Manure used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
SANTIAGO, Chile - Pig manure in Chile will keep neon lights glowing on Tokyo's Ginza in years to come. It's a grand north-south tradeoff to slow global warming: You reduce your "greenhouse gas" emissions so I don't have to cut back on mine.

NASA can't wait to smash comet-busting spacecraft
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The big, grown-up boys on the NASA team can hardly wait. Next Fourth of July, they get to bust up a comet, Hollywood-style.

Soldiers battle video game enemies in Iraq
CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq - Soon after the battle for Fallujah ended in November, U.S. Marines brought their Xbox consoles, Gameboys and laptops forward and started fighting the Covenant hordes in "Halo," Mario and Luigi's worst enemies and those irksome roommates from "The Sims."

Murder suspect surrenders
A 23-year-old Harlem man who was wanted in the shooting death of his cousin after a Monday-night argument has surrendered to Columbia County authorities.

School board to face issues amid changes
AIKEN - As Edgefield County youngsters head back to school Wednesday, they will be adjusting to new class schedules and different teaching styles.

Attorney plans subpoenas over Perdue testimony
ATLANTA - An Athens attorney says he will soon begin to subpoena people close to Gov. Sonny Perdue to find out whether Mr. Perdue gave misleading testimony in a November deposition.

Across South Carolina

Family remains hopeful woman will return
Nearly a week after police say Gloria Roberison was abducted while on her way to work, her family remains hopeful that she is safe and will return home.

Low-carb fad diets are wasting away

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

News you can use

Casino boat owner may have to wait a year to sail
GEORGETOWN, S.C. - A casino boat operator will have to wait at least another year to get into Georgetown County.

Prosecutors: Immunity was not promised

Fog slows traffic, is expected to return
The heavy fog that blanketed much of the region Monday is expected to return this morning.

Medical group sends team to South Asia

Across the area
A Hephzibah woman told police that someone stole medicine worth more than $3,000 from her home Saturday or Sunday, a Richmond County sheriff's report says.

Fire under investigation

Across Georgia
ST. MARYS - State officials have approved a $29.8 million expansion of the Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.

House fire

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Clemson plans condo-hotel combo to draw game guests

The week ahead

Kid of the Day

Clemson plans condo-hotel combo to draw game guests
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson is planning a sports-themed condominium complex to offer hotel-style rentals.

Corrections

Requirement in tattoo law could limit parlor locations

S.C.'s annual tornado record shattered in 2004

Ban on smoking begins quietly
At least so far, officials say a ban on indoor public smoking in Columbia County hasn't been much of a drag on businesses.

Alternative therapy gets doctor sued

Prosecutors: Immunity was not promised
A man released from a state prison after his father paid $70,000 in additional fines was never promised immunity from federal prosecution, according to the U.S. attorney.

S.C.'s annual tornado record shattered in 2004
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's record-breaking tropical season is directly responsible for breaking another weather record.\r\n

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - The National Transportation Safety Board says a single-engine plane crash that killed the pilot more than a year ago was caused when the plane stalled and ran out of fuel.

Tax increase delayed in Lexington County
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The state Revenue Department said it is not ready to start collecting an additional 1 percent sales tax approved by Lexington County voters in November.

Medical group sends team to South Asia
A church-based medical mission group with ties to Augusta is getting ready to help its brethren in tsunami-devastated South Asia.

Across the area
A Hephzibah woman told police that someone stole medicine worth more than $3,000 from her home Saturday or Sunday, a Richmond County sheriff's report says.

Police suspect body was moved
Detectives investigating the 1990 death of Augusta dental student Dorothy "Dolly" Hearn believe someone moved her body after the fatal gunshot wound was inflicted.

House fire
A Merriwether firefighter works to get into the attic to fight a fire in the home at 480 Miller St. in Edgefield County, S.C. No one was hurt in the fire, which started in the panel box.

Across the southeast

Across the area
An Augusta man received an unusual New Year's message Saturday when he saw that someone had scratched the words "Happy New Year" onto the trunk of his car.

Across South Carolina
GEORGETOWN -- A casino boat operator will have to wait at least another year to get into Georgetown County.

Idea for regional jail gets mixed reactions
ATHENS, Ga. - Overcrowded jail conditions and budget constraints in some northeast Georgia counties have prompted some local officials to propose building a regional jail, but the idea has received mixed reactions.

Sleeper prepares for school board job

Requirement in tattoo law could limit parlor locations
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Tattoo parlors will open this year in South Carolina, but a little-known quirk in the law means the parlors won't be allowed everywhere in the state.

Sleeper prepares for school board job
Mike Sleeper's ambition for his first term on the Columbia County School Board will be the same as that of the students he represents: to get educated.

Counties from three states work to increase tourism appeal
EPWORTH, Ga. - With a $150,000 government grant, officials from three states have been working on a strategy to increase the tourism appeal of its region.

Woman killed in crash following police chase
GAFFNEY, S.C. - A Williamston man has been charged with felony drunken driving after officials say he led a state trooper on a high-speed chase before crashing into a pickup truck and killing a woman.

Unruly parents upset educators
Children aren't the only disruptive ones in school these days. Parents who yell, curse and demand their way are a growing concern for Richmond County school officials.

Tax increase delayed in Lexington County

Corrections
l An Across the Area item in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have said a fire at an Emory Street boarding house started when an elderly woman living there tried to start a fire in a fireplace with kerosene. A 15-year-old boy was injured trying to stamp out the fire with his bare feet.

Police seek man in shooting
HARLEM - A Harlem man is being sought by police in connection with the Monday evening shooting death of his first cousin after an argument, police said.

Across the southeast
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A North Carolina man is trying to find a permanent home for a cyclorama, a six-ton painting that depicts the battle of Gettysburg at its height July 3, 1863.

Kid of the Day
Indica Cline-Tousignant is today's Kid of the Day.

Carolina lawmakers may cut property tax
AIKEN - The tax-raising power of South Carolina's cash-strapped school districts lies in the hands of a circuit judge in a small rural county, but lawmakers might beat him to the punch in the next legislative session.

School board to face issues amid changes
AIKEN - As Edgefield County youngsters head back to school Wednesday, they will be adjusting to new class schedules and different teaching styles.

Sleeper prepares for school board job
Mike Sleeper's ambition for his first term on the Columbia County School Board will be the same as that of the students he represents: to get educated.

Police seek man in shooting
HARLEM - A Harlem man is being sought by police in connection with the Monday evening shooting death of his first cousin after an argument, police said.

Former dancer finds satisfaction teaching
AIKEN - Carl Crosby trained as a professional dancer in New York City and graced the stages of Broadway.

House fire
A Merriwether firefighter works to get into the attic to fight a fire in the home at 480 Miller St. in Edgefield County, S.C. No one was hurt in the fire, which started in the panel box.

Family remains hopeful woman will return

Across the Southeast
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A New Year's tradition of firing vintage black-powder muskets into the air won't be halted in rural Cherryville, despite the death of a teenager and injuries to two other shooters in this year's celebration.

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

Attorney plans subpoenas over Perdue testimony
ATLANTA - An Athens attorney says he will soon begin to subpoena people close to Gov. Sonny Perdue to find out whether Mr. Perdue gave misleading testimony in a November deposition.

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

Unionized bus drivers get county's attention
Their phone calls were once ignored. Now, unionized school bus drivers say they are getting the full attention of the Richmond County Board of Education.

Options are offered for disposal of trees
Getting rid of the Christmas tree is never as much fun as picking it out and decorating it, but there are disposal options.

Fire under investigation
The Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department is investigating a fire that started at about 6:30 a.m. today at 1013 10th St.

Board alters school zones
Moments after a swearing-in ceremony for new and re-elected Columbia County School Board members Monday, trustees immediately got to work approving the zoning of a new Evans elementary school.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - The National Transportation Safety Board says a single-engine plane crash that killed the pilot more than a year ago was caused when the plane stalled and ran out of fuel.

Former dancer finds satisfaction teaching

Suspect surrenders to police
A Jackson woman suspected in the theft of more than $30,000 from the Augusta business where she worked surrendered to authorities Monday.

Across the area

Unionized bus drivers get county's attention
Their phone calls were once ignored. Now, unionized school bus drivers say they are getting the full attention of the Richmond County Board of Education.

Unruly parents upset educators
Children aren't the only disruptive ones in school these days. Parents who yell, curse and demand their way are a growing concern for Richmond County school officials.

Carolina lawmakers may cut property tax

Across Georgia
COVINGTON -- State officials have ended a search for a possible third drowning victim in Jackson Lake, concluding that only two people drowned Thursday.

Fragile artifacts challenge Hunley restoration team

Corrections
l An Across the Area item in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have said a fire at an Emory Street boarding house started when an elderly woman living there tried to start a fire in a fireplace with kerosene. A 15-year-old boy was injured trying to stamp out the fire with his bare feet.

Low-carb fad diets are wasting away
The low-carb diet phenomenon that peaked early last year is crashing as more Americans turn to balanced diets that emphasize fruits and vegetables, recent surveys showed. And the effects will be felt beyond the waistline, one research group said, as long as exercise is one of the ingredients added.

Across the Southeast
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A New Year's tradition of firing vintage black-powder muskets into the air won't be halted in rural Cherryville, despite the death of a teenager and injuries to two other shooters in this year's celebration.

Across the area
An Augusta man received an unusual New Year's message Saturday when he saw that someone had scratched the words "Happy New Year" onto the trunk of his car.

School board to face issues amid changes

Idea for regional jail gets mixed reactions

Fog slows traffic, is expected to return

Fog hampers traffic, airport

Across South Carolina

Casino boat owner may have to wait a year to sail

Options are offered for disposal of trees

The week ahead
It is 2005! Can you believe it? My, how time flies. Remember wondering what the year 2000 would be like, with flying cars like those on The Jetsons?

Across the Southeast

Clemson plans condo-hotel combo to draw game guests
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson is planning a sports-themed condominium complex to offer hotel-style rentals.

Police seek man in shooting

Across Georgia

Ban on smoking begins quietly

Kid of the Day
Indica Cline-Tousignant is today's Kid of the Day.

Attorney plans subpoenas over Perdue testimony

Fog slows traffic, is expected to return
The heavy fog that blanketed much of the region Monday is expected to return this morning.

Unionized bus drivers get county's attention

Prosecutors: Immunity was not promised
A man released from a state prison after his father paid $70,000 in additional fines was never promised immunity from federal prosecution, according to the U.S. attorney.

Kid of the Day

Medical group sends team to South Asia
A church-based medical mission group with ties to Augusta is getting ready to help its brethren in tsunami-devastated South Asia.

Murder suspect surrenders

Across the area

Options are offered for disposal of trees
Getting rid of the Christmas tree is never as much fun as picking it out and decorating it, but there are disposal options.

Ban on smoking begins quietly
At least so far, officials say a ban on indoor public smoking in Columbia County hasn't been much of a drag on businesses.

Family remains hopeful woman will return
Nearly a week after police say Gloria Roberison was abducted while on her way to work, her family remains hopeful that she is safe and will return home.

Year-end bonuses given to victims of fire
THOMSON - Although Shirley Williams lost her home and possessions in a fire a few days before Christmas, the Wrens resident is counting her blessings.

Low-carb fad diets are wasting away
The low-carb diet phenomenon that peaked early last year is crashing as more Americans turn to balanced diets that emphasize fruits and vegetables, recent surveys showed. And the effects will be felt beyond the waistline, one research group said, as long as exercise is one of the ingredients added.

Requirement in tattoo law could limit parlor locations
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Tattoo parlors will open this year in South Carolina, but a little-known quirk in the law means the parlors won't be allowed everywhere in the state.

Fragile artifacts challenge Hunley restoration team
CHARLESTON, S.C. - A charred and ragged matchstick looks like a piece of trash, but for archaeologists working on the H.L. Hunley, it's a revealing piece of history.

The week ahead
It is 2005! Can you believe it? My, how time flies. Remember wondering what the year 2000 would be like, with flying cars like those on The Jetsons?

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Jasmine Britton, 16, of Evans.

Rants and Raves
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Idea for regional jail gets mixed reactions
ATHENS, Ga. - Overcrowded jail conditions and budget constraints in some northeast Georgia counties have prompted some local officials to propose building a regional jail, but the idea has received mixed reactions.

Tax increase delayed in Lexington County
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The state Revenue Department said it is not ready to start collecting an additional 1 percent sales tax approved by Lexington County voters in November.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Jasmine Britton, 16, of Evans.

S.C.'s annual tornado record shattered in 2004
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's record-breaking tropical season is directly responsible for breaking another weather record.

Fragile artifacts challenge Hunley restoration team
CHARLESTON, S.C. - A charred and ragged matchstick looks like a piece of trash, but for archaeologists working on the H.L. Hunley, it's a revealing piece of history.

Fog hampers traffic, airport
Heavy fog blanketed much of the region today, slowing morning commuters and causing some problems at Augusta Regional Airport.

Across South Carolina
GEORGETOWN -- A casino boat operator will have to wait at least another year to get into Georgetown County.

Across Georgia
COVINGTON -- State officials have ended a search for a possible third drowning victim in Jackson Lake, concluding that only two people drowned Thursday.

Across the southeast
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A North Carolina man is trying to find a permanent home for a cyclorama, a six-ton painting that depicts the battle of Gettysburg at its height July 3, 1863.

Alternative therapy gets doctor sued
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. - When Katherine Bibeau's body arrived at the morgue, she was covered in large, purplish-black bruises, almost as if she had been beaten to death.

Alternative therapy gets doctor sued
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. - When Katherine Bibeau's body arrived at the morgue, she was covered in large, purplish-black bruises, almost as if she had been beaten to death.

Former dancer finds satisfaction teaching
AIKEN - Carl Crosby trained as a professional dancer in New York City and graced the stages of Broadway.

Carolina lawmakers may cut property tax
AIKEN - The tax-raising power of South Carolina's cash-strapped school districts lies in the hands of a circuit judge in a small rural county, but lawmakers might beat him to the punch in the next legislative session.

Unruly parents upset educators

Five questions - Patrick McCrary
Patrick McCrary, a personal trainer at Gold's Gym in Aiken, talks about New Year's fitness resolutions.

Casino boat owner may have to wait a year to sail
GEORGETOWN, S.C. - A casino boat operator will have to wait at least another year to get into Georgetown County.

Losing weight has never been sweeter
I don't believe in writing New Year's resolutions for years that begin with 2. Looking at my brand-new calendar, I see 2005 meets that requirement.

Losing weight has never been sweeter
I don't believe in writing New Year's resolutions for years that begin with 2. Looking at my brand-new calendar, I see 2005 meets that requirement.

Covert groups behind bulk of bootlegged movies
LOS ANGELES - In not-too-secret online forums, Wesley Snipes' latest movie, "Blade: Trinity," is the subject of intense discussion and evaluation.

New home-video releases

New home-video releases
It's that old story of boy meets girl, boy steals girl, boy and girl hole up in walled city, wily Greeks storm the joint inside a wooden horse.

Record numbers see "Meet the Fockers"
LOS ANGELES - Moviegoers embraced the dysfunctional family comedy "Meet the Fockers" for a second straight week as the star-studded sequel earned $42.8 million to retain its No. 1 slot at the weekend box office.

New home-video releases
It's that old story of boy meets girl, boy steals girl, boy and girl hole up in walled city, wily Greeks storm the joint inside a wooden horse.

Covert groups behind bulk of bootlegged movies
LOS ANGELES - In not-too-secret online forums, Wesley Snipes' latest movie, "Blade: Trinity," is the subject of intense discussion and evaluation.

Covert groups behind bulk of bootlegged movies

Record numbers see "Meet the Fockers"
LOS ANGELES - Moviegoers embraced the dysfunctional family comedy "Meet the Fockers" for a second straight week as the star-studded sequel earned $42.8 million to retain its No. 1 slot at the weekend box office.

Record numbers see "Meet the Fockers"

Beethoven's Ninth concert dedicated to tsunami victims

Beethoven's Ninth concert dedicated to tsunami victims
NEW YORK - Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is the ultimate paradox: an expression of crowning joy from a deaf composer - a melancholy misfit who at the end of his life created an epic hymn of freedom for all humanity.

Beethoven's Ninth concert dedicated to tsunami victims
NEW YORK - Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is the ultimate paradox: an expression of crowning joy from a deaf composer - a melancholy misfit who at the end of his life created an epic hymn of freedom for all humanity.

Car flies into crowd at amateur event
ALBANY, Ga. - A race car driver suffered second-degree burns when his vehicle spun off the track, flew over a guard rail and landed in a crowd of spectators.

NASCAR bans Hutchens Device systems
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR has banned the use of the Hutchens device for all its series, making the HANS device the sport's only approved head-and-neck restraint system.

Former Presidents to lead fund-raising drive
WASHINGTON - President Bush on Monday tapped two former presidents - his father, President George H.W. Bush, and his predecessor, President Clinton - to lead a nationwide, private fund-raising campaign to help victims of the Asian tsunamis.

Agencies accepting contributions to tsunami victims
Aid agencies that are accepting contributions for those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Asia.

Agencies accepting contributions to tsunami victims

Faith-Based Funding
Faith-Based Funding

Former Presidents to lead fund-raising drive
WASHINGTON - President Bush on Monday tapped two former presidents - his father, President George H.W. Bush, and his predecessor, President Clinton - to lead a nationwide, private fund-raising campaign to help victims of the Asian tsunamis.

Agencies accepting contributions to tsunami victims
Aid agencies that are accepting contributions for those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Asia.

Faith-Based Funding

Former Presidents to lead fund-raising drive

Faith-Based Funding

James doesn't practice with teammates; might play Monday

Wizards edge Hawks
WASHINGTON - Juan Dixon finds the hardest part about coming off the bench is never knowing when he'll play.

Wizards edge Hawks

Cleveland Cavaliers sold for $375 million
CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Cavaliers were bought Monday for $375 million by the founder of the nation's largest online mortgage company, who acquires a team that has surged from the NBA's depths since the arrival of LeBron James.

Cleveland Cavaliers sold for $375 million

Cleveland Cavaliers sold for $375 million
CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Cavaliers were bought Monday for $375 million by the founder of the nation's largest online mortgage company, who acquires a team that has surged from the NBA's depths since the arrival of LeBron James.

Wizards edge Hawks
WASHINGTON - Juan Dixon finds the hardest part about coming off the bench is never knowing when he'll play.

James doesn't practice with teammates; might play Monday
CLEVELAND - LeBron James was fitted with a mask to protect his broken left cheek and might play in the Cleveland Cavaliers' next game even though he only shot during practice Sunday.

James doesn't practice with teammates; might play Monday
CLEVELAND - LeBron James was fitted with a mask to protect his broken left cheek and might play in the Cleveland Cavaliers' next game even though he only shot during practice Sunday.

Tennessee hopes for early success in SEC
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee lost its first Southeastern Conference road game a year ago and never recovered.

Jags knock out top-20 opponent
A day typically reserved for football turned out to be the ideal time for an upset.

Jags knock out top-20 opponent
A day typically reserved for football turned out to be the ideal time for an upset.

Tennessee hopes for early success in SEC
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee lost its first Southeastern Conference road game a year ago and never recovered.

Saints defeat Panthers

Late playoff qualifiers unlikely to go far

Seahawks edge Falcons, win NFC West

Atlanta, Pittsburgh host Jan. 15 playoff games

Mora assumes 'bunker mentality' for playoffs

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Overtime

Sharapova surprised by Russian tennis domination

Overtime

Australia opens with win over Slovakia

Sports world aids victims of tsunamis

Overtime
Nebraska dismisses running back Horne In Lincoln, Neb., Nebraska running back David Horne has been dismissed from the football team, coach Bill Callahan said Sunday in a one-sentence statement.

Sharapova surprised by Russian tennis domination
HONG KONG - Even Maria Sharapova was surprised by the way Russian women dominated tennis last year.

Sharapova surprised by Russian tennis domination
HONG KONG - Even Maria Sharapova was surprised by the way Russian women dominated tennis last year.

Overtime
Shawn Green is headed to the Arizona Diamondbacks after all, if the team can agree on a contract extension with the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger.

Sports world aids victims of tsunamis
NFL teams joined Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova and other sports figures around the world in assisting the disaster relief mission for the tsunami-earthquake catastrophe with a death toll that is expected to reach 150,000.

Australia opens with win over Slovakia
PERTH, Australia - Mark Philippoussis and Alicia Molik outlasted Daniela Hantuchova and Dominik Hrbaty 11-9 in a third-set super-tiebreaker to give Australia a 2-1 victory over Slovakia at the Hopman Cup on Monday.

Overtime
Nebraska dismisses running back Horne In Lincoln, Neb., Nebraska running back David Horne has been dismissed from the football team, coach Bill Callahan said Sunday in a one-sentence statement.

Overtime
Shawn Green is headed to the Arizona Diamondbacks after all, if the team can agree on a contract extension with the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger.

Sports world aids victims of tsunamis
NFL teams joined Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova and other sports figures around the world in assisting the disaster relief mission for the tsunami-earthquake catastrophe with a death toll that is expected to reach 150,000.

Australia opens with win over Slovakia
PERTH, Australia - Mark Philippoussis and Alicia Molik outlasted Daniela Hantuchova and Dominik Hrbaty 11-9 in a third-set super-tiebreaker to give Australia a 2-1 victory over Slovakia at the Hopman Cup on Monday.

Late playoff qualifiers unlikely to go far
The Jets, Vikings and Rams made it into the NFL playoffs Sunday.

Vick reports numbness during game, but says he's fine
SEATTLE - Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick left Sunday's game against Seattle after playing three series because he felt numbness in his throwing hand.

Mora assumes 'bunker mentality' for playoffs
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - There must be a shortage of clocks in the Atlanta Falcons' playoff bunker.

Late playoff qualifiers unlikely to go far
The Jets, Vikings and Rams made it into the NFL playoffs Sunday.

Saints defeat Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Masters of the late-season flop, the New Orleans Saints finally won a game that mattered.

Saints defeat Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Masters of the late-season flop, the New Orleans Saints finally won a game that mattered.

Seahawks edge Falcons, win NFC West
SEATTLE - All season, the Seattle Seahawks listed as their first goal winning the NFC West.

Atlanta, Pittsburgh host Jan. 15 playoff games
NEW YORK - The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the opening game of the second round of the NFL playoffs on Jan. 15, with the Atlanta Falcons at home for that day's second game.

Mora assumes 'bunker mentality' for playoffs
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - There must be a shortage of clocks in the Atlanta Falcons' playoff bunker.

Atlanta, Pittsburgh host Jan. 15 playoff games
NEW YORK - The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the opening game of the second round of the NFL playoffs on Jan. 15, with the Atlanta Falcons at home for that day's second game.

Seahawks edge Falcons, win NFC West
SEATTLE - All season, the Seattle Seahawks listed as their first goal winning the NFC West.

White House wants states to give money to religious groups
WASHINGTON - President Bush has succeeded in opening the checkbooks of five federal departments to religious organizations. Now he's setting his sights on money doled out by the states.

White House wants states to give money to religious groups
WASHINGTON - President Bush has succeeded in opening the checkbooks of five federal departments to religious organizations. Now he's setting his sights on money doled out by the states.

Are newspaper and TV standards different?

Modern technology makes tsunami seem closer to home

Are newspaper and TV standards different?
NEW YORK - Editors at The New York Times and Los Angeles Times showed similar judgment one day last week in running large, front-page pictures of tsunami victims. Faces of dead babies in makeshift morgues were clearly visible.

Here are a few lessons gleaned from 2004
NEW YORK - In 2004, television gave us untold hours of entertainment and information. But more than that, it gave us new insight. Here are a few things we learned, were reminded, or came to suspect thanks to TV this year:

'NOVA' focuses on exploration of Mars

'NOVA' focuses on exploration of Mars
BOSTON - When scientists wanted to explore what kind of life might exist on Mars, public television's "NOVA" recorded the building and launch of the rovers sent to the planet.

Station refusing to air Fox's 'Who's Your Daddy?'
NEW YORK - After protests from adoption advocates, a Fox affiliate in North Carolina chose not to air Monday's "Who's Your Daddy?" special, where an adoptive daughter tried to guess the identity of her birth father for a $100,000 prize.

Station refusing to air Fox's 'Who's Your Daddy?'
NEW YORK - After protests from adoption advocates, a Fox affiliate in North Carolina chose not to air Monday's "Who's Your Daddy?" special, where an adoptive daughter tried to guess the identity of her birth father for a $100,000 prize.

Here are a few lessons gleaned from 2004

Are newspaper and TV standards different?
NEW YORK - Editors at The New York Times and Los Angeles Times showed similar judgment one day last week in running large, front-page pictures of tsunami victims. Faces of dead babies in makeshift morgues were clearly visible.

Station refusing to air Fox's 'Who's Your Daddy?'

Here are a few lessons gleaned from 2004
NEW YORK - In 2004, television gave us untold hours of entertainment and information. But more than that, it gave us new insight. Here are a few things we learned, were reminded, or came to suspect thanks to TV this year:

'NOVA' focuses on exploration of Mars
BOSTON - When scientists wanted to explore what kind of life might exist on Mars, public television's "NOVA" recorded the building and launch of the rovers sent to the planet.

Modern technology makes tsunami seem closer to home
NEW YORK - Rarely has such a far-off tragedy seemed so close to home.

Modern technology makes tsunami seem closer to home
NEW YORK - Rarely has such a far-off tragedy seemed so close to home.

Actress feels lucky to land second 'amazing' role

Q&A with actor Sean Penn

People in the News

People in the News

Lady Dogs get sixth-straight win

Lady Dogs rout UT-Martin
ATHENS, Ga. - Cori Chambers scored 13 points, and Sherill Baker had 12 to lead 16th-ranked Georgia to their sixth straight victory, a 68-52 decision over Tennessee-Martin on Sunday.

Lady Dogs rout UT-Martin

Lady Dogs get sixth-straight win
ATHENS, Ga. - Four Georgia players scored in double figures to lead the 16th-ranked Lady Dogs to their sixth straight win, a 68 to 52 decision over Tennessee-Martin today.

Lady Dogs get sixth-straight win
ATHENS, Ga. - Four Georgia players scored in double figures to lead the 16th-ranked Lady Dogs to their sixth straight win, a 68 to 52 decision over Tennessee-Martin today.

Lady Dogs rout UT-Martin
ATHENS, Ga. - Cori Chambers scored 13 points, and Sherill Baker had 12 to lead 16th-ranked Georgia to their sixth straight victory, a 68-52 decision over Tennessee-Martin on Sunday.

South Carolina falls to Virginia
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Siedah Williams had 16 points and Virginia held South Carolina to 20 points in the second half in a 66-49 victory Sunday.

Girl shouldn't waste time on cheating mate
This week's problem: I've dated a boy for a long time. We broke up three times and this will be our fourth time getting back together. He's cheated on me; and every time we've broken up it's been his fault. How do I know he won't do it again? Should I stay with him or should I break up with him again?

Amateur act seeks big time
Filmmaking is equal parts creativity, vision, expression and friendship for classmates Paul Woods and Alex Taylor.

Your style

Question of the week

Xtreme calendar
RENT OR BUY: Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, the road-trip comedy about two recent college grads who arent ready to live up to adult life; Little Black Book, starring Brittany Murphy as a television assistant who uses her job to interview her boyfriends ex-girlfriends, and Troy, starring Brad Pitt as the hero of the movie version of Homers tale of love and war in ancient Greece.

Friendship requires effort

Anti-drug campaign could be better
The U.S. Department of Justice studied a group of high school seniors and found that 34.6 percent of the group used marijuana in a 12-month period. Couple that with the fact that we've all heard of the students in our classes who regularly get high and we can see that though we might not like to think about our schools as drug-infested places, many are.

Anti-drug campaign could be better

Question of the week
How seriously do you take your health?

Girl shouldn't waste time on cheating mate

Friendship requires effort
About a month ago, a girl came up to me and said that she needed to talk to me about something that has been bothering her.

Question of the week
How seriously do you take your health?

Girl shouldn't waste time on cheating mate
This week's problem: I've dated a boy for a long time. We broke up three times and this will be our fourth time getting back together. He's cheated on me; and every time we've broken up it's been his fault. How do I know he won't do it again? Should I stay with him or should I break up with him again?

Amateur act seeks big time
Filmmaking is equal parts creativity, vision, expression and friendship for classmates Paul Woods and Alex Taylor.

Anti-drug campaign could be better
The U.S. Department of Justice studied a group of high school seniors and found that 34.6 percent of the group used marijuana in a 12-month period. Couple that with the fact that we've all heard of the students in our classes who regularly get high and we can see that though we might not like to think about our schools as drug-infested places, many are.

Friendship requires effort
About a month ago, a girl came up to me and said that she needed to talk to me about something that has been bothering her.

Amateur act seeks big time

Teens are luckier than we realize
It is good to be a teenager during the holidays: School is out, and presents are in. Yet besides vacation and gifts, teens have a lot more important things to be grateful for.

Teens are luckier than we realize

Your style
The facts: Tiera L. Lee, 16, a sophomore at Butler High School

Your style
The facts: Tiera L. Lee, 16, a sophomore at Butler High School

Teens are luckier than we realize
It is good to be a teenager during the holidays: School is out, and presents are in. Yet besides vacation and gifts, teens have a lot more important things to be grateful for.

Hotel offers hangover expert

Long-missing cat reunited with owner

Odds and Ends

Salamander wins after toad and frog split vote

White House wants states to give money to religious groups