Boggs, Sandberg elected to Hall of Fame

Something's Goofy in Anaheim, and so are the Angels
Let's begin by forgiving Anaheim for suffering from an inferiority complex. This is a city best known, after all, for being the home of a famous mouse.

Something's Goofy in Anaheim, and so are the Angels
Let's begin by forgiving Anaheim for suffering from an inferiority complex. This is a city best known, after all, for being the home of a famous mouse.

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.

Boggs, Sandberg elected to Hall of Fame
NEW YORK - Wade Boggs was overwhelmingly elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility Tuesday, and Ryne Sandberg made it with just six votes to spare on his third try.

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.

Something's Goofy in Anaheim, and so are the Angels

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, Sandberg elected to Hall of Fame
NEW YORK - Wade Boggs was overwhelmingly elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility Tuesday, and Ryne Sandberg made it with just six votes to spare on his third try.

Boggs leading candidate for Hall of Fame

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.

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.

Police: Man berates Burger King staff for running out of fries
DuBOIS, Pa. - A Burger King customer berated the employees and nearly hit one of them with his truck after the clerk at the drive-thru window told him they were out of french fries, police said.

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.

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.

Police: Man berates Burger King staff for running out of fries
DuBOIS, Pa. - A Burger King customer berated the employees and nearly hit one of them with his truck after the clerk at the drive-thru window told him they were out of french fries, police said.

Interest rates likely to keep rising, Fed minutes suggest
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve policy-makers suggested at their December meeting that they would continue to push short-term interest rates higher to blunt the risk of an inflation flare-up, according to minutes of the Fed's meeting released on Tuesday.

Employer has new investors
An Ohio-based investment firm has acquired a major stake in a homegrown apparel company.

Retirees buying custom-built golf vehicles
THE VILLAGES, Fla. - Here, in this master-planned land of golf greens, polo fields and gated cul-de-sacs, the snowbirds are all atwitter over what's on Lillie Lipscomb's driveway.

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.

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.

Crude prices jump ahead of weekly supply report
Crude oil futures jumped toward $44 a barrel Tuesday as traders appeared to remain concerned about tight supplies of heating oil ahead of the government's next petroleum supply report and as colder weather approached the U.S. Northeast.

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.

GM, converters try to foster comeback of vans
DETROIT - An automotive fad of the 1970s, customized vans, might be the next big thing coming out of Detroit.

Krispy Kreme restates earnings
RALEIGH, N.C. - Amid allegations of padded sales figures, Krispy Kreme on Tuesday restated its earnings for fiscal 2004, sending its shares tumbling more than 17 percent and threatening the once-trendy doughnut maker with a cash and credit crunch.

Krispy Kreme restates earnings
RALEIGH, N.C. - Amid allegations of padded sales figures, Krispy Kreme on Tuesday restated its earnings for fiscal 2004, sending its shares tumbling more than 17 percent and threatening the once-trendy doughnut maker with a cash and credit crunch.

Aflac hoping duck can boost sales
COLUMBUS, Ga. - From a park bench in 1999 to a cameo appearance in a box office blockbuster five years later, the Aflac duck has turned the hard-to-pronounce company into a household name.

Interest rates likely to keep rising, Fed minutes suggest
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve policy-makers suggested at their December meeting that they would continue to push short-term interest rates higher to blunt the risk of an inflation flare-up, according to minutes of the Fed's meeting released on Tuesday.

Factory orders rise by 1.2 percent in November
WASHINGTON - America's factories saw orders go up by a strong 1.2 percent in November, the biggest advance in four months and a sign that the nation's manufacturing sector was gaining momentum as the new year loomed.

Retirees buying custom-built golf vehicles
THE VILLAGES, Fla. - Here, in this master-planned land of golf greens, polo fields and gated cul-de-sacs, the snowbirds are all atwitter over what's on Lillie Lipscomb's driveway.

Will consumers shop or stop?
NEW YORK - Maybe retailers shouldn't be too giddy about their successes this holiday season. While consumers came through with their buying this time around, will they keep up the pace into next year?

Employer has new investors
An Ohio-based investment firm has acquired a major stake in a homegrown apparel company.

Leader wants agencies to combine
As area officials begin forging a new multicounty industrial recruiting organization, Augusta Mayor Bob Young said Tuesday that Richmond County's various economic development agencies need reorganization.

Reports: Delta to slash fares up to 60 percent

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.

Crude prices jump ahead of weekly supply report
Crude oil futures jumped toward $44 a barrel Tuesday as traders appeared to remain concerned about tight supplies of heating oil ahead of the government's next petroleum supply report and as colder weather approached the U.S. Northeast.

GM, converters try to foster comeback of vans

Factory orders rise by 1.2 percent in November
WASHINGTON - America's factories saw orders go up by a strong 1.2 percent in November, the biggest advance in four months and a sign that the nation's manufacturing sector was gaining momentum as the new year loomed.

Aflac hoping duck can boost sales

Will consumers shop or stop?
NEW YORK - Maybe retailers shouldn't be too giddy about their successes this holiday season. While consumers came through with their buying this time around, will they keep up the pace into next year?

Factory orders rise by 1.2 percent in November

Crude futures fall more than $1 a barrel

Will consumers shop or stop?

Aflac hoping duck can boost sales
COLUMBUS, Ga. - From a park bench in 1999 to a cameo appearance in a box office blockbuster five years later, the Aflac duck has turned the hard-to-pronounce company into a household name.

Retirees buying custom-built golf vehicles

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.

Krispy Kreme restates earnings

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.

Crude prices jump ahead of weekly supply report

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.

Employer has new investors

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.

Interest rates likely to keep rising, Fed minutes suggest

GM, converters try to foster comeback of vans
DETROIT - An automotive fad of the 1970s, customized vans, might be the next big thing coming out of Detroit.

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.

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.

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: Tigers squeak by Hokies

Heisman winners face off in Orange Bowl

Hokies prove they belong in ACC

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.

Hoarse Trojans

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.

Hoarse Trojans
MIAMI - Matt Leinart and Southern California teammates played to perfection, leaving no doubt about this national championship.

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.

Hoarse Trojans
MIAMI - Matt Leinart and Southern California teammates played to perfection, leaving no doubt about this national championship.

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.

Tennessee hopes for early success in SEC

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.

A pioneer passes
February is black history month, and March is women's history month - and they both have some work ahead of them in bringing younger generations up to speed on the life of Shirley Chisholm, who died in Florida Saturday at age 80.

Get on board or get out
Bringing unruly students under control would be difficult under the best of circumstances.

Getting tough on gangs

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.

Anna's case goes bust
J. Howard Marshall II, one of the world's richest men when he died in 1995, couldn't take it with him.

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

Anna's case goes bust
J. Howard Marshall II, one of the world's richest men when he died in 1995, couldn't take it with him.

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.

A pioneer passes

A pioneer passes
February is black history month, and March is women's history month - and they both have some work ahead of them in bringing younger generations up to speed on the life of Shirley Chisholm, who died in Florida Saturday at age 80.

Anna's case goes bust

F-word slips out on 'Tonight Show'
LOS ANGELES - NBC hasn't received any calls about the F-word that Motley Crue rocker Vince Neil dropped during the live New Year's Eve broadcast of "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."

Jennifer Garner ill at home with viral infection
LOS ANGELES - Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Garner is sick. "She has a viral infection," publicist Nicole King said Tuesday, adding the "Alias" star isn't hospitalized and is resting at home in Los Angeles.

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!'"

People in the News
NEW YORK - "Million Dollar Baby" has won another round, this time taking top honors from the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association.

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

Top five list
The top five in entertainment.

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!'"

F-word slips out on 'Tonight Show'
LOS ANGELES - NBC hasn't received any calls about the F-word that Motley Crue rocker Vince Neil dropped during the live New Year's Eve broadcast of "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."

People in the News
NEW YORK - "Million Dollar Baby" has won another round, this time taking top honors from the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association.

Some workers might have Social Security benefits cut

Aid for tsunami victims may be tax deductible

Some workers might have Social Security benefits cut
WASHINGTON - Future Social Security benefits could be cut almost in half for some younger workers under a plan President Bush is considering for overhauling the nation's retirement system.

Aid for tsunami victims may be tax deductible
Contributions to domestic, tax-exempt, charitable organizations that provide assistance to individuals in foreign lands qualify as tax-deductible contributions for federal income tax purposes provided the U.S. organization has full control and discretion over the uses of such funds.

Some workers might have Social Security benefits cut
WASHINGTON - Future Social Security benefits could be cut almost in half for some younger workers under a plan President Bush is considering for overhauling the nation's retirement system.

Quick classic beef barley soup

Pork chops with pear and ginger sauce
In this easy saute dish, vinegar and sugar are caramelized in the skillet to make a deep, richly flavored base for the sauce. Ginger adds a spicy note that plays against the mild flavors of pork and pear.

Greek basmati rice and chickpearatatouille recipes

Pork chops with pear and ginger sauce
In this easy saute dish, vinegar and sugar are caramelized in the skillet to make a deep, richly flavored base for the sauce. Ginger adds a spicy note that plays against the mild flavors of pork and pear.

Pork chops with pear and ginger sauce

Greek basmati rice and chickpearatatouille recipes
CONCORD, N.H. - This is the time of year when I least enjoy cooking.

Greek basmati rice and chickpearatatouille recipes
CONCORD, N.H. - This is the time of year when I least enjoy cooking.

Quick classic beef barley soup
This is a super season for soup - nothing warms and satisfies on a chilly day better than a great bowl of soup. Following is an updated version of a classic beef and barley soup, brimming with savory broth, whole-grain barley, vegetables and beef.

Quick classic beef barley soup
This is a super season for soup - nothing warms and satisfies on a chilly day better than a great bowl of soup. Following is an updated version of a classic beef and barley soup, brimming with savory broth, whole-grain barley, vegetables and beef.

Futurity's 26th year is at hand

Futurity's 26th year is at hand
With 25 years in the books, the Augusta Futurity begins a new chapter in its storied history.

Futurity's 26th year is at hand
With 25 years in the books, the Augusta Futurity begins a new chapter in its storied history.

Seven questions for a new year in golf
KAPALUA, Hawaii - The grandstand surrounding the ninth green was packed, and it was only a quiet Monday afternoon at Kapalua, with no more than a dozen players on the Plantation Course.

Seven questions for a new year in golf
KAPALUA, Hawaii - The grandstand surrounding the ninth green was packed, and it was only a quiet Monday afternoon at Kapalua, with no more than a dozen players on the Plantation Course.

Seven questions for a new year in golf

Tuesday's Prep Results

Senior duo carries Bulldogs to victory

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.

Leftover baked ham is put to good use in simple casserole
Coming up with answers to the "What's for dinner?" question can be daunting.

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.

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.

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.

Authorities: Woman kidnapped by husband
Richmond County sheriff's investigators are looking for a woman they believe was kidnapped by her husband Wednesday morning.

Slaying victim's name is released
Officials on Wednesday released the name of the first homicide victim this year in Augusta.

Give our flag the proper respect

Give our flag the proper respect
After listening to one listener on a local radio talk show, I was struck once again with how little understanding and respect people have for the United States flag. Jerry Moyer, Martinez

Remember tragedy closer to home
The tsunami tragedy has touched the emotions of the whole world. It will be remembered and written about in books. It will have its place in history. Julie A. Roberts, North Augusta, S.C.

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.

Give our flag the proper respect
After listening to one listener on a local radio talk show, I was struck once again with how little understanding and respect people have for the United States flag. Jerry Moyer, Martinez

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.

Pitch in and help tsunami victims
We have heard of the mass destruction in Asia. The tsunami has claimed more than 150,000 lives. This is one of those tragedies that has a way of causing people to come together. The Rev. Roscoe F. Perry, Martinez

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

Know the risks, impact of asthma
I read a brief in The Augusta Chronicle of a person shoplifting a jar of Vick's VapoRub (Dec. 13). Yvonne Rivers, R.N., Augusta

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

Remember tragedy closer to home
The tsunami tragedy has touched the emotions of the whole world. It will be remembered and written about in books. It will have its place in history.Julie A. Roberts, North Augusta, S.C.

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

Remember tragedy closer to home

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

Parenting, not suing, is answer

A year later, NASA's rovers still exploring Mars

Wireless advances, Web make car-sharing easy

Local authors offer poetry

Most illegal movies, music, software made by covert groups

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.

A year later, NASA's rovers still exploring Mars
PASADENA, Calif. - A year after the first of NASA's twin rovers landed on Mars, scientists on Monday celebrated the robotic explorers that were supposed to last only about three months but are still roaming a planet with a reputation for swallowing spacecraft.

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.

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.

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.

Most illegal movies, music, software made by covert groups
LOS ANGELES - In not-too-secret online forums, Wesley Snipes' latest movie, Blade: Trinity, is the subject of intense discussion and evaluation.

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

A year later, NASA's rovers still exploring Mars
PASADENA, Calif. - A year after the first of NASA's twin rovers landed on Mars, scientists on Monday celebrated the robotic explorers that were supposed to last only about three months but are still roaming a planet with a reputation for swallowing spacecraft.

Most illegal movies, music, software made by covert groups
LOS ANGELES - In not-too-secret online forums, Wesley Snipes' latest movie, Blade: Trinity, is the subject of intense discussion and evaluation.

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.

Streaky Bennett leading charge

Streaky Bennett leading charge
Todd Bennett describes himself as a streaky player.

Streaky Bennett leading charge
Todd Bennett describes himself as a streaky player.

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Columbia County chairman praises success
Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross' take Tuesday on the state of the county could be summed up with just three words: good, really good.

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.

Stolen safe held $1 million
Local and federal law enforcement authorities said Tuesday that they suspected the owner of Veracruz Mexican Restaurant was being less than truthful soon after he reported the loss of $80,000 in a Dec. 26 burglary.

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.

Board selects Russell for job
Augusta commissioners effectively changed interim Administrator Fred Russell's status to "permanent" Tuesday.

Ban on smoking begins quietly

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Columbia County chairman praises success
Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross' take Tuesday on the state of the county could be summed up with just three words: good, really good.

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.

Across Georgia
MORROW - A pregnant teenager and her boyfriend were shot during a gun battle at a hotel.

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.

Fire damages house
Richmond County firefighters ventilate a house at 1310 10th St. early Tuesday after it was gutted by fire. Authorities say no one was hurt and that the cause of the fire is suspicious.

Murder suspect surrenders

Augusta man is found dead
An Augusta man is dead after a late-night shooting on Wrightsboro Road.

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.

911 call alerts wrong county
When a missing Augusta woman tried to use her cell phone to call authorities after being confronted by her abductor, the call's signal routed to North Augusta's 911 instead of Richmond County 911 operations, a police official said Tuesday.

Across the area

Kid of the Day
Fredrick Lloyd II is today's Kid of the Day.

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Slaying suspect gives self to police
A 23-year-old Harlem man wanted in the shooting death of his cousin after a Monday night argument has surrendered to Columbia County authorities.

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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.

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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

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

DeMint wants to keep more of tax on gas
Freshman U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., said his first piece of legislation would aim to grab a bigger hunk of federal gasoline tax revenue for South Carolina.

Family remains hopeful woman will return

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Unionized bus drivers get county's attention

911 call alerts wrong county
When a missing Augusta woman tried to use her cell phone to call authorities after being confronted by her abductor, the call's signal routed to North Augusta's 911 instead of Richmond County 911 operations, a police official said Tuesday.

Fire under investigation

Across Georgia
MORROW - A pregnant teenager and her boyfriend were shot during a gun battle at a hotel.

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.

Young describes challenges
In his seventh State of the City address Tuesday, Mayor Bob Young played the role of city cheerleader, planner, bill collector and commission whip.

Kid of the Day

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.

Across the area
An Augusta man is dead after a late-night Tuesday shooting on Wrightsboro Road.

Young describes challenges
In his seventh State of the City address Tuesday, Mayor Bob Young played the role of city cheerleader, planner, bill collector and commission whip.

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Family cooks up new dream
Bill and Carolyn Boyce devoted a lifetime to the dairy business Mr. Boyce's father established in 1948, and it took only a few short years to watch it all vanish.

Slaying suspect gives self to police
A 23-year-old Harlem man wanted in the shooting death of his cousin after a Monday night argument has surrendered to Columbia County authorities.

Budget language makes waves
AIKEN - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford will unveil his executive budget today with a call to earmark $200 million to pay down debt and pay back money raided from other accounts.

Family cooks up new dream
Bill and Carolyn Boyce devoted a lifetime to the dairy business Mr. Boyce's father established in 1948, and it took only a few short years to watch it all vanish.

Prank present causes worry
A seventh-grade teacher is being investigated for her decision to bring a suspicious package to East Augusta Middle School that someone left on her doorstep two weeks ago, school district spokesperson Mechelle Jordan said.

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

Budget language makes waves
AIKEN - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford will unveil his executive budget today with a call to earmark $200 million to pay down debt and pay back money raided from other accounts.

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.

Slaying victim's name is released
Officials on Wednesday released the name of the first homicide victim this year in Augusta.

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.

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.

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 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.

Williams is new mayor pro tem
Augusta commissioners elected Commissioner Marion Williams mayor pro tem and rehired City Attorney Stephen Shepard at the first meeting of the year Tuesday.

Stolen safe held $1 million
Local and federal law enforcement authorities said Tuesday that they suspected the owner of Veracruz Mexican Restaurant was being less than truthful soon after he reported the loss of $80,000 in a Dec. 26 burglary.

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.

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.

Stolen safe held $1 million

School board to face issues amid changes

Young describes challenges

Kid of the Day
Fredrick Lloyd II is today's Kid of the Day.

Columbia County chairman praises success

Fire damages house
Richmond County firefighters ventilate a house at 1310 10th St. early Tuesday after it was gutted by fire. Authorities say no one was hurt and that the cause of the fire is suspicious.

Augusta man is found dead

Across South Carolina
CHESTER - Chester County prosecutors said they will ask a judge next week to order a mental evaluation for a 14-year-old Lancaster County boy being prosecuted on murder charges.

Budget language makes waves

Board selects Russell for job
Augusta commissioners effectively changed interim Administrator Fred Russell's status to "permanent" Tuesday.

Board selects Russell for job

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.

Slaying suspect gives self to police

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.

Fire damages house

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

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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.

Authorities: Woman kidnapped by husband

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.

Slaying victim's name is released

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.

911 call alerts wrong county

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Across Georgia

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.

Family cooks up new dream

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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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

Options are offered for disposal of trees

Prosecutors: Immunity was not promised

Fog slows traffic, is expected to return

Attorney plans subpoenas over Perdue testimony

Augusta man is found dead
An Augusta man is dead after a late-night shooting on Wrightsboro Road.

Medical group sends team to South Asia

Police seek man in shooting

House fire

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.

Authorities: Woman kidnapped by husband
Richmond County sheriff's investigators are looking for a woman they believe was kidnapped by her husband Wednesday morning.

Box office receipt rise in 2004, but ticket sales slump
LOS ANGELES - Box office receipts soared to a new record in 2004, although the actual number of moviegoers declined for a second year in a row.

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.

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.

New home-video releases

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.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
The AP spotlights the sterling yet overlooked albums of 2004:

Beethoven's Ninth concert dedicated to tsunami victims

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.

Former Presidents to lead fund-raising drive

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Dunn leads Falcons to top of NFL rushing list

Atlanta, Pittsburgh host Jan. 15 playoff games

Mora assumes 'bunker mentality' for playoffs

Panthers end disappointing season

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Mr. Mervin H. Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Charity Martin Nicholson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Charity Martin Nicholson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Charlotte M. Brinke (AIKEN, S.C.)

Miss Gladys Miriam House (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Dale Stevenson (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Ardestine Allen Wright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bridgett L. Roberts (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Evan Zedward Bussey Jr. (JOHNS ISLAND, S.C)

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Mrs. Virginia Burke Wills (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Bernice Lewis Wilson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Peg Sims Poss (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Charity Martin Nicholson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Gayle Edmunds Justice (CAMAK, Ga.)

Mrs. Shaw Ann Farmer (HEPHIZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ellen G. McCain Griffin (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Miss Myrtle E. Leverett (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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Mrs. Bridgett L. Roberts (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Mary A. Brown (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Juanita L. Mosley (PORTAL, Ga.)

Mr. Francis R. Sapp (SGM HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Viola B. Dozier (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Neal Dye (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Evan Zedward Bussey Jr. (JOHNS ISLAND, S.C)

Mr. Freddie Stevens (WARD, S.C.)

Mr. Mervin H. Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Pil H. Kim (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Dr. Lorenzo Mario Polizzi (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Christine Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Murray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Angela Elizabeth Donoughe (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Tom Oglesbee, Jr. (STATESVILLE, N.C.)

Ms. Merigene Echols Gaskin (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Louise Webber (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Eiko Iwata Ziemer (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ardestine Allen Wright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Vivian Webb (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mr. John Charles Allen, Sr. (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Patsy J. Guill (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Neal Dye (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Ingram, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John W. Fielding (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mollie Cooper (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Kerron Butler (PISCATAWAY, N.J.)

Mrs. Roselia Anderson (EVANS, Ga.)

Rosa Belle Harris Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah H. Holland (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. David D. Dodson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John W. Fielding (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. H. Spencer Clark (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Herman Lee Jones (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ellen G. McCain Griffin (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Casey Jones Proctor, Sr. (WILLISTON, S.C.)

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Mrs. Alice Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eugenia Ann Osteen (GREEN RIVER, Tenn.)

Mr. Eddie Lee Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Wayne W. Hawn (SSG, US Army Retired AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Ella Gay Johnson (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. George "Red" A. Barnes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Defending champ out at Australian championships

Sharapova surprised by Russian tennis domination

Overtime

Australia opens with win over Slovakia

U.S. beats Netherlands in Hopman Cup match

Futurity's 26th year is at hand

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

U.S. beats Netherlands in Hopman Cup match
PERTH, Australia - James Blake won three straight points in the second-set tiebreaker Tuesday to beat Peter Wessels 6-1, 7-6 (4) and help the United States beat the Netherlands 2-1 in the teams' Hopman Cup opener.

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.

Defending champ out at Australian championships
GOLD COAST, Australia - Defending champion Ai Sugiyama lost to Dinara Safina 6-3, 6-2 Tuesday in the first round of the Australian women's hard-court championships.

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.

Defending champ out at Australian championships
GOLD COAST, Australia - Defending champion Ai Sugiyama lost to Dinara Safina 6-3, 6-2 Tuesday in the first round of the Australian women's hard-court championships.

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.

Futurity's 26th year is at hand
With 25 years in the books, the Augusta Futurity begins a new chapter in its storied history.

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.

Overtime
The Georgia Golf of Fame will induct David Boyd, Charles Harper and Lyn Lott on Saturday.

U.S. beats Netherlands in Hopman Cup match
PERTH, Australia - James Blake won three straight points in the second-set tiebreaker Tuesday to beat Peter Wessels 6-1, 7-6 (4) and help the United States beat the Netherlands 2-1 in the teams' Hopman Cup opener.

Futurity's 26th year is at hand
With 25 years in the books, the Augusta Futurity begins a new chapter in its storied history.

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

Senior duo carries Bulldogs to victory
It was that time in every game when spirits soar or shoulders shrug. Butler seniors Antaunne Kerr and Tyrese Harris have been there plenty of times.

Tuesday's Prep Results
Scores from Tuesday's prep basketball games.

Senior duo carries Bulldogs to victory
It was that time in every game when spirits soar or shoulders shrug. Butler seniors Antaunne Kerr and Tyrese Harris have been there plenty of times.

Tuesday's Prep Results
Scores from Tuesday's prep basketball games.

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.

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.

Dunn leads Falcons to top of NFL rushing list
ATLANTA - Jim Mora says Warrick Dunn's latest 1,000-yard season was a surprise even to the Atlanta Falcons.

Panthers end disappointing season
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Something happened to Carolina coach John Fox this season, when his patience and strength were tested by a rash of injuries and a six-game losing streak.

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

Dunn leads Falcons to top of NFL rushing list
ATLANTA - Jim Mora says Warrick Dunn's latest 1,000-yard season was a surprise even to the Atlanta Falcons.

Panthers end disappointing season
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Something happened to Carolina coach John Fox this season, when his patience and strength were tested by a rash of injuries and a six-game losing streak.

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.

Aid for tsunami victims may be tax deductible
Contributions to domestic, tax-exempt, charitable organizations that provide assistance to individuals in foreign lands qualify as tax-deductible contributions for federal income tax purposes provided the U.S. organization has full control and discretion over the uses of such funds.

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.

News is strong in the ratings following tsunami disaster

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

Fox special lets woman reunite with her birth father
NEW YORK - The network that brought you Homer Simpson took fatherhood to a whole new level Monday night.

Fox special lets woman reunite with her birth father
NEW YORK - The network that brought you Homer Simpson took fatherhood to a whole new level Monday night.

New '24' season offers usual surprises, new cast

New '24' season offers usual surprises, new cast
LOS ANGELES - Surprise is what makes "24" tick, and there should be plenty of it as Jack Bauer embarks on a fourth season of saving the world from terrorists.

New '24' season offers usual surprises, new cast
LOS ANGELES - Surprise is what makes "24" tick, and there should be plenty of it as Jack Bauer embarks on a fourth season of saving the world from terrorists.

Fox special lets woman reunite with her birth father

Fox's "Who's Your Daddy?" special is a ratings dud

Fox's "Who's Your Daddy?" special is a ratings dud
NEW YORK - Television viewers gave a collective shrug to Fox's attempt to turn a daughter's search for her birth father into a game show.

Fox's "Who's Your Daddy?" special is a ratings dud
NEW YORK - Television viewers gave a collective shrug to Fox's attempt to turn a daughter's search for her birth father into a game show.

News is strong in the ratings following tsunami disaster
NEW YORK - A hunger for news following the disastrous tsunami was evident in last week's Nielsen ratings.

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.

News is strong in the ratings following tsunami disaster
NEW YORK - A hunger for news following the disastrous tsunami was evident in last week's Nielsen ratings.

Actress feels lucky to land second 'amazing' role

People in the News

People in the News

F-word slips out on 'Tonight Show'

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 get sixth-straight win

Pacers alum is set for first challenge
AIKEN - Steve Franklin has done this before. Just not in his hometown for his alma mater.

Kentucky prepares for battle against Gamecocks
LEXINGTON, Ky. - It's not uncommon for coaches to tell players they're dogging it, simply as a form of motivation. But Sheray Thomas took it personally.

Pacers alum is set for first challenge

Kentucky prepares for battle against Gamecocks

Kentucky prepares for battle against Gamecocks
LEXINGTON, Ky. - It's not uncommon for coaches to tell players they're dogging it, simply as a form of motivation. But Sheray Thomas took it personally.

Pacers alum is set for first challenge
AIKEN - Steve Franklin has done this before. Just not in his hometown for his alma mater.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Girl shouldn't waste time on cheating mate

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.

Teens are luckier than we realize

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

Friendship requires effort

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

Amateur act seeks big time

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Anti-drug campaign could be better

Question of the week

Your style

Odds and Ends

Police: Man berates Burger King staff for running out of fries

Salamander wins after toad and frog split vote

White House wants states to give money to religious groups