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

Boggs, Sandberg elected to Hall of Fame

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, 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.

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.

Odds and Ends
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It took Robert G. Swofford Jr. more than a month to come forward and claim his $60 million Lotto prize, but he had to take care of some unfinished business - divorcing his wife.

Odds and Ends
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It took Robert G. Swofford Jr. more than a month to come forward and claim his $60 million Lotto prize, but he had to take care of some unfinished business - divorcing his wife.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

Krispy Kreme restates earnings

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

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.

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.

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?

EchoStar to raise rates on Dish packages
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Dish Network subscribers will begin paying $2 to $4 a month more for satellite television service next month, the company's parent company said, citing higher programming costs.

Fat Man's slims down
Fat Man's is getting leaner. At the end of the month, the popular seasonal retailer will shut down Fat Man's West, its Columbia County location, and consolidate it with Fat Man's Forest, its main store on Laney-Walker Boulevard.

U.S. service sector sees gains in December
NEW YORK -The service sector of the U.S. economy saw activity grow in December, amid continued advances for employment and increasing prices, a report from a private research group said Wednesday.

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.

Bristol-Myers to sell consumer drug line

Shrinking work force endanger Japan's economic future
TOKYO - In Japan's corporate culture, it was an unusual scene: The country's most powerful business leaders clamoring for more opportunities for women and better company-sponsored childcare programs.

Shrinking work force endanger Japan's economic future

Bristol-Myers to sell consumer drug line
NEW YORK - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. is in talks to sell its consumer over-the-counter drug line, which includes pain relievers Excedrin and Bufferin, cold medicine Comtrex and Keri lotions, according to published reports.

Group to plot year's course

Delta lowers Augusta fares
Delta Air Lines on Wednesday officially announced a radical fare restructuring that will mostly benefit business travelers and may provide a much-needed boost to Augusta Regional Airport.

Delta lowers Augusta fares

Will consumers shop or stop?

Group to plot year's course
It's been said that economists are the only professionals who make weathermen look good.

Employer has new investors

Shrinking work force endanger Japan's economic future
TOKYO - In Japan's corporate culture, it was an unusual scene: The country's most powerful business leaders clamoring for more opportunities for women and better company-sponsored childcare programs.

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.

Bristol-Myers to sell consumer drug line
NEW YORK - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. is in talks to sell its consumer over-the-counter drug line, which includes pain relievers Excedrin and Bufferin, cold medicine Comtrex and Keri lotions, according to published reports.

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

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.

GM, converters try to foster comeback of vans

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

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.

Crude prices jump ahead of weekly supply report

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.

Interest rates likely to keep rising, Fed minutes suggest

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.

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?

Delta lowers Augusta fares
Delta Air Lines on Wednesday officially announced a radical fare restructuring that will mostly benefit business travelers and may provide a much-needed boost to Augusta Regional Airport.

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.

Group to plot year's course
It's been said that economists are the only professionals who make weathermen look good.

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.

Clemson cornerback will enter NFL draft
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson cornerback Justin Miller announced Wednesday that he will forego his senior year and enter the NFL spring draft.

Clemson cornerback will enter NFL draft

Clemson cornerback will enter NFL draft
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson cornerback Justin Miller announced Wednesday that he will forego his senior year and enter the NFL spring draft.

Men of Troy don't plan to fall
MIAMI - No team has ever won three consecutive Associated Press national titles. Few teams have ever been better equipped to do so than Southern California.

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

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

Men of Troy don't plan to fall
MIAMI - No team has ever won three consecutive Associated Press national titles. Few teams have ever been better equipped to do so than Southern California.

Hoarse Trojans

Men of Troy don't plan to fall

Coalition gathers to fight fraud

Wilson enjoys a tough battle

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.

Blaming evil America
Anything that goes wrong in the world somehow becomes the fault of evil Americans. When the extent of death and destruction caused by the Dec. 26 tsunami became known, environmentalists blamed global warming - which, of course, as everyone knows, is largely the fault of the United States.

Anna's case goes bust

A pioneer passes

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.

Good New Year's start
It appears that Augusta has lucked out again. Despite the limits the city charter puts on its chief administrator - curbing his or her ability to hire and fire department heads - the Augusta Commission, since consolidation in 1996, has had the benefit of two fine administrators, Randy Oliver and George Kolb, both of whom got frustrated, alienated the commission and moved on.

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

Blaming evil America
Anything that goes wrong in the world somehow becomes the fault of evil Americans. When the extent of death and destruction caused by the Dec. 26 tsunami became known, environmentalists blamed global warming - which, of course, as everyone knows, is largely the fault of the United States.

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.

Blaming evil America

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.

Open tab
In the mood for a night out? Here's a sampling of what's up at Augusta and Aiken area nightspots and bistros:

'Need for Speed' game has huge playing fields
In this new gaming era, the most overrated description is "massive, free-roaming environment." It sounds impressive, but this just means it takes you forever to get from Point A to Point B.

Galleries
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Jude Law to marry actress Sienna Miller
LONDON - Jude Law has become engaged to his actress-girlfriend, Sienna Miller, proposing to her on Christmas Day.

Club calendar
D. TIMM'S JAZZ CAFE: 302 Sixth St.; The Section Tuesday-Sunday; 774-9500. l

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.

Club calendar
D. TIMM'S JAZZ CAFE: 302 Sixth St.; The Section Tuesday-Sunday; 774-9500. l

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."

Open tab
In the mood for a night out? Here's a sampling of what's up at Augusta and Aiken area nightspots and bistros:

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.

Supermodel Heidi Klum and Seal engaged to wed
NEW YORK - German supermodel Heidi Klum and singer Seal are engaged to be married, Klum announced on her Web site.

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.

Jude Law to marry actress Sienna Miller
LONDON - Jude Law has become engaged to his actress-girlfriend, Sienna Miller, proposing to her on Christmas Day.

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."

Galleries
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Concerts
Here's a list of upcoming area concerts. The list includes concerts that are within easy driving distance from the Augusta area.

Top five list
The top five in entertainment.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

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.

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

Aid for tsunami victims may be tax deductible

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

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

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.

What's For Lunch: The French Market Grille
The French Market Grille 425 HIGHLAND AVE. SIGNATURE DISH: Crepes Louisiana (puree of scallops, shrimp, crab meat and mushrooms sauted in sherry, wrapped in two crepes and topped with a light sauce) served with rice, $8.95

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.

What's For Lunch: The French Market Grille
The French Market Grille425 HIGHLAND AVE.SIGNATURE DISH: Crepes Louisiana (puree of scallops, shrimp, crab meat and mushrooms sauted in sherry, wrapped in two crepes and topped with a light sauce) served with rice, $8.95

What's For Lunch: The French Market Grille

Pork chops with pear and ginger sauce

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

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

New year with unlimited possibilities
KAPALUA, Hawaii - The serenity of the moment didn't last long for Vijay Singh.

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

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.

New year with unlimited possibilities

New year with unlimited possibilities
KAPALUA, Hawaii - The serenity of the moment didn't last long for Vijay Singh.

Tuesday's Prep Results

Senior duo carries Bulldogs to victory

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.

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

Closings due to train wreck
Two trains collided early Thursday morning in the Granitevill area spilling hazardous chemicals.

Decontamination centers
Two trains collided early Thursday morning in the Granitevill area spilling hazardous chemicals.

Ex-congressman Ginn dies
Former U.S. Rep. Ronald Bryan "Bo" Ginn died today at University Hospital. He was 70 years old.

Officers evacuate area near train wreck
GRANITEVILLE -- Authorities have ordered an evacuation of an estimated 5,400 residents living within a mile radius of the wreck of a freight train carrying 90 tons of deadly chlorine. They say they are concerned about gas that continues to leak from a ruptured tank car.

Evacuation centers
The following evacuation centers are open for those needing assistance:

James Brown sued for alleged 1988 rape
CHICAGO - A woman has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that famed rhythm and blues singer James Brown is to blame for her suffering from Graves' disease because he raped her at gunpoint in South Carolina in 1988.

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

S.C. train crash causes chemical spill, kills one
Two trains collided early Thursday morning in the Granitevill area spilling hazardous chemicals.

About Chlorine
Uses: Disinfecting drinking water, manufacture of PVC resins and materials, pulp bleaching for the paper industry, fungicide for food processing, battery manufacturing, pesticides.

Let racial majority rule Augusta
A lot of people are criticizing Augusta's government; however, they do not understand the real struggle that's going on. The central issue is about power and who will hold that power. Paul L. Cook, Augusta

Let racial majority rule Augusta

Social Security plan is a bad idea
President Bush wants you to take part of your Social Security taxes and invest it yourself in the stock market. Stephanie Wilson, Evans

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.

Remember tragedy closer to home

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

There's more than one religion
Here we go again: another self-appointed spokesman for God on the stump telling any who will listen that his religion, his God and his Bible are the only right ones. John Gasko, Martinez

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

Let racial majority rule Augusta
A lot of people are criticizing Augusta's government; however, they do not understand the real struggle that's going on. The central issue is about power and who will hold that power.Paul L. Cook, Augusta

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.

Social Security plan is a bad idea

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

Give our flag the proper respect

Social Security plan is a bad idea
President Bush wants you to take part of your Social Security taxes and invest it yourself in the stock market. Stephanie Wilson, Evans

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

A year later, NASA's rovers still exploring Mars

Magazine names Seattle as fittest city, Houston as fattest

Cosmetic procedures are gaining among men

Most illegal movies, music, software made by covert groups

Magazine names Seattle as fittest city, Houston as fattest
SEATTLE - Must be something in the coffee. Seattle has been named the fittest city in the United States in the February issue of Men's Fitness magazine, leaping past the buff competition from Honolulu, Colorado Springs, San Francisco and Denver.

Magazine names Seattle as fittest city, Houston as fattest
SEATTLE - Must be something in the coffee. Seattle has been named the fittest city in the United States in the February issue of Men's Fitness magazine, leaping past the buff competition from Honolulu, Colorado Springs, San Francisco and Denver.

Cosmetic procedures are gaining among men
PORTLAND, Ore. - Craig Sowash, a 43-year-old sales manager with a pulp and paper company, says he feels more confident with customers ever since he had the wrinkles on his face smoothed out with a few injections.

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.

Cosmetic procedures are gaining among men
PORTLAND, Ore. - Craig Sowash, a 43-year-old sales manager with a pulp and paper company, says he feels more confident with customers ever since he had the wrinkles on his face smoothed out with a few injections.

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.

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.

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

Streaky Bennett leading charge

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

Augusta State University graduates
The following students received degrees at the fall commencement exercises for Augusta State University:

Abduction suspect surrenders

Augusta State University dean's list
The following students have been named to the summer dean's list at Augusta State University:

Police jail 3 over fake license

Kid of the Day

Dentist is indicted on murder charge

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.

Clubs

Spending plan puts schools at top of list

Ex-congressman Ginn dies

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.

Educator's family sets up scholarship

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

Carlton vows to build on legacy

Mistaken surveyors cut convent's trees
Sisters from an Augusta convent say they have maintained a good relationship with the Richmond County Board of Education - until now.

Events

Events
Pianist Robert Plano will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for pupils kindergarten through 12th grade and free for ASU faculty members, staffers and students. For more information, call 736-9098.

Pet of the Week

Events in Georgia and South Carolina
Events in the Aiken-Augusta area.

Officers evacuate area near train wreck

Educator's family sets up scholarship
Family and friends of John Charles Allen Sr. took steps this week to make sure education is an important part of his legacy, as it was in his life.

Tiny cleaner works magic on flag
Gordon Blaker calls it "the world's tiniest vacuum cleaner." In reality, the high-tech gadget is a cleaning tool used to extract flecks of dirt from fabric so old and fragile that it can crumble with a mere touch.

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.

Richmond County school lunch menu
TODAY: Breakfast pocket, fruit or juice and milk *Sausage biscuit and hash browns

Budget language makes waves

Club's program will teach life skills to teens, preteens
The Boys and Girls Club on 15th Avenue is offering a new program to help teens and preteens.

News you can use

Woman loses weight; gains self-esteem
Growing up overweight, Jill Satterfield endured more than her share of rude remarks and cold stares, she said.

Events
Pianist Robert Plano will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for pupils kindergarten through 12th grade and free for ASU faculty members, staffers and students. For more information, call 736-9098.

Mobile laptop computer lab helps school stay connected
The staff at Episcopal Day School wants its pupils to have access to computers and the Internet from anywhere on campus.

Abduction suspect surrenders
Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigators believe a 37-year-old Augusta woman they say was kidnapped by her husband Wednesday morning is in danger.

Centenarian thrives on family's love, attention
Mose Crawford has accumulated a lot in his 100 years of living, and he has the family to prove it.

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.

Augusta State University graduates
The following students received degrees at the fall commencement exercises for Augusta State University:

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.

FBI joins in search for missing woman

Characters in Brown's books for children are based on family
Five year-old Taylor Mitchell loves the children's book series Arthur and the corresponding cartoon on public broadcasting.

Centenarian thrives on family's love, attention

Upcoming events
Tuesday's music live: Noon Tuesdays; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; David Stern, Tuesday; $7 for meal, reservation required for lunch, music free; 722-3463.

Slaying victim's name is released

Billboard rules will change
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Trans-portation will no longer risk losing $66 million in federal roadway funding after agreeing Wednesday to change the state's regulations governing the placement of billboards along rural stretches of interstates and highways.

Georgia appeals court greets 1st black chief
ATLANTA - John H. Ruffin Jr., a Waynesboro native who fought for civil rights during his career as a lawyer in private practice, made history Wednesday when he was sworn in as the first black chief judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Across the region
ATLANTA - A spectator at the Georgia Dome was injured by a stray bullet, which apparently came through the roof of the stadium after being fired into the air.

Authorities: Woman kidnapped by husband

Mobile laptop computer lab helps school stay connected

Police jail 3 over fake license
Roommates George Tamazash-vili and Giorgi Tsomaia say they were just being friendly when they offered to help a neighbor register her vehicle last week.

Billboard rules will change

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

Georgia appeals court greets 1st black chief

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

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.

Civil trial begins in case of bank loan battle
A battle for potentially as much as $60 million began in Richmond County Superior Court this week.

Slaying suspect gives self to police

Abduction suspect surrenders
Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigators believe a 37-year-old Augusta woman they say was kidnapped by her husband Wednesday morning is in danger.

Columbia County chairman praises success

Carlton vows to build on legacy
AIKEN - Tim Carlton was sworn in Wednesday as Aiken County's first newly elected coroner in 22 years, a courthouse ceremony tempered by memories of the late Sue Townsend.

Pet of the Week
Lolli-Pup, an 8-week-old shepherd mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are held at PETsMART in Aiken from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and at PETsMART in Augusta from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Major upgrades are being made to library system
While the usual concerts, reading programs and computer classes will continue at Richmond County's public libraries, new programs, activities and a new library are in the works for 2005.

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

Centenarian thrives on family's love, attention
Mose Crawford has accumulated a lot in his 100 years of living, and he has the family to prove it.

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

Mobile laptop computer lab helps school stay connected
The staff at Episcopal Day School wants its pupils to have access to computers and the Internet from anywhere on campus.

Clubs
TOWN AND COUNTRY CLUB MEETING: 9:30 a.m. today; The Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; free; (803) 648-5139

Tiny cleaner works magic on flag
Gordon Blaker calls it "the world's tiniest vacuum cleaner." In reality, the high-tech gadget is a cleaning tool used to extract flecks of dirt from fabric so old and fragile that it can crumble with a mere touch.

Woman loses weight; gains self-esteem

Across the area
A second man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the shooting death of a 30-year-old Harlem man at a home on Cook Street in Harlem on Monday evening.

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.

Perdue inserts teacher raises

Woman loses weight; gains self-esteem
Growing up overweight, Jill Satterfield endured more than her share of rude remarks and cold stares, she said.

Tiny cleaner works magic on flag

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

Police suspect drugs in slaying
Augusta's first homicide of the year might have been over drugs, Richmond County sheriff's investigators say.

Across the region
ATLANTA - A spectator at the Georgia Dome was injured by a stray bullet, which apparently came through the roof of the stadium after being fired into the air.

Mistaken surveyors cut convent's trees

Carlton vows to build on legacy
AIKEN - Tim Carlton was sworn in Wednesday as Aiken County's first newly elected coroner in 22 years, a courthouse ceremony tempered by memories of the late Sue Townsend.

Evacuation centers

Educator's family sets up scholarship
Family and friends of John Charles Allen Sr. took steps this week to make sure education is an important part of his legacy, as it was in his life.

Major upgrades are being made to library system

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.

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TOWN AND COUNTRY CLUB MEETING: 9:30 a.m. today; The Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; free; (803) 648-5139

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Major upgrades are being made to library system
While the usual concerts, reading programs and computer classes will continue at Richmond County's public libraries, new programs, activities and a new library are in the works for 2005.

Courts

Georgia board delays vote on toll proposal
ATLANTA - Faced with mounting public opposition, the state Department of Transportation Board on Wednesday postponed its decision on whether to allow a private developer to turn Georgia Highway 316 into a limited-access tollway.

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Reunions
PAINE COLLEGE UPWARD BOUND BANQUET: Seeking Paine College Upward Bound Bridge students from 1974, 1984, 1994; contact Debbie Murphy, 821-8270 or murphyd@mail.paine.ed.

Characters in Brown's books for children are based on family

Upcoming events
INDUCTION BANQUET: 6:30 p.m. Saturday; Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, 2 10th St.; inductees for the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame are David Boyd, Charles Harper and Lyn Lott; $90 a person, or $800 table of 10; 724-4443.

Slaying victim's name is released

Courts
Superior court sentencings, paroles, marriage licences and divorces.

Kid of the Day

Family cooks up new dream

S.C. train crash causes chemical spill, kills one

Georgia board delays vote on toll proposal

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Dentist is indicted on murder charge
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - A Gwinnett County grand jury indicted Barton Corbin on murder charges Wednesday in the death of his wife, who was found in the couple's home last month.

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.

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.

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

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.

Billboard rules will change
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Trans-portation will no longer risk losing $66 million in federal roadway funding after agreeing Wednesday to change the state's regulations governing the placement of billboards along rural stretches of interstates and highways.

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

Perdue inserts teacher raises
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Wednesday that he will include a 2 percent pay raise for teachers and state employees in the budget proposal he is sending to lawmakers next week.

Officers evacuate area near train wreck
GRANITEVILLE -- Author­ities have ordered an evacuation of an estimated 5,400 residents living within a mile radius of the wreck of a freight train carrying 90 tons of deadly chlorine. They say they are concerned about gas that continues to leak from a ruptured tank car.

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

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

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

Fire damages house

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

Spending plan puts schools at top of list
COLUMBIA -- Gov. Mark Sanford on Wednesday unveiled his $5.3 billion budget proposal for the next fiscal year, an ambitious plan aimed at saving taxpayers money and time.

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

Augusta State University graduates

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.

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.

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.

Georgia board delays vote on toll proposal
ATLANTA - Faced with mounting public opposition, the state Department of Transportation Board on Wednesday postponed its decision on whether to allow a private developer to turn Georgia Highway 316 into a limited-access tollway.

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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.

Mistaken surveyors cut convent's trees
Sisters from an Augusta convent say they have maintained a good relationship with the Richmond County Board of Education - until now.

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.

Georgia appeals court greets 1st black chief
ATLANTA - John H. Ruffin Jr., a Waynesboro native who fought for civil rights during his career as a lawyer in private practice, made history Wednesday when he was sworn in as the first black chief judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals.

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.

Dentist is indicted on murder charge
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - A Gwinnett County grand jury indicted Barton Corbin on murder charges Wednesday in the death of his wife, who was found in the couple's home last month.

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Police jail 3 over fake license
Roommates George Tamazash-vili and Giorgi Tsomaia say they were just being friendly when they offered to help a neighbor register her vehicle last week.

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

Perdue inserts teacher raises
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Wednesday that he will include a 2 percent pay raise for teachers and state employees in the budget proposal he is sending to lawmakers next week.

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.

FBI joins in search for missing woman
The FBI is now involved in the search for an Augusta woman believed to have been kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend.

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.

Across the area
A second man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the shooting death of a 30-year-old Harlem man at a home on Cook Street in Harlem on Monday evening.

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

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

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

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Across Georgia

Spending plan puts schools at top of list
COLUMBIA -- Gov. Mark Sanford on Wednesday unveiled his $5.3 billion budget proposal for the next fiscal year, an ambitious plan aimed at saving taxpayers money and time.

Board selects Russell for job

Courts
Superior court sentencings, paroles, marriage licences and divorces.

Augusta man is found dead

Ex-congressman Ginn dies
Former U.S. Rep. Ronald Bryan "Bo" Ginn died today at University Hospital. He was 70 years old.

Young describes challenges

Evacuation centers
The following evacuation centers are open for those needing assistance:

Stolen safe held $1 million

S.C. train crash causes chemical spill, kills one
Two trains collided early Thursday morning in the Granitevill area spilling hazardous chemicals.

911 call alerts wrong county

Events in Georgia and South Carolina
Events in the Aiken-Augusta area.

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Upcoming events
INDUCTION BANQUET: 6:30 p.m. Saturday; Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, 2 10th St.; inductees for the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame are David Boyd, Charles Harper and Lyn Lott; $90 a person, or $800 table of 10; 724-4443.

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Upcoming events
Tuesday's music live: Noon Tuesdays; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; David Stern, Tuesday; $7 for meal, reservation required for lunch, music free; 722-3463.

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.

Pet of the Week
Lolli-Pup, an 8-week-old shepherd mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are held at PETsMART in Aiken from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and at PETsMART in Augusta from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturdays.

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Characters in Brown's books for children are based on family
Five year-old Taylor Mitchell loves the children's book series Arthur and the corresponding cartoon on public broadcasting.

FBI joins in search for missing woman
The FBI is now involved in the search for an Augusta woman believed to have been kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend.

Even the old way was better than BCS
Stick a Roman numeral on it. The BCS is that pretentious - and that bad.

Even the old way was better than BCS
Stick a Roman numeral on it. The BCS is that pretentious - and that bad.

'Riding Giants' documents the obsessive quest for big waves
Like the razor-edged reefs and dangerous currents that create the surf so central to its story, the power of Riding Giants, a cinematic history of big wave surfing, lies beneath the surface.

DVD releases get helpful boost from extra features

'Riding Giants' documents the obsessive quest for big waves

DVD releases get helpful boost from extra features
The days of popping a tape are all but over.

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

'Riding Giants' documents the obsessive quest for big waves
Like the razor-edged reefs and dangerous currents that create the surf so central to its story, the power of Riding Giants, a cinematic history of big wave surfing, lies beneath the surface.

'Kinsey' is a candid look at groundbreaking scientist
In 'Kinsey,' Liam Neeson gives a wryly funny, deeply moving performance as Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey, the zoologist who turned from his obsessive study of the gall wasp to an equally obsessive study of humans and sex.

New on DVD
Here's a look at what's new in DVD releases, and a schedule of what's coming to DVD and video:

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'Kinsey' is a candid look at groundbreaking scientist
In 'Kinsey,' Liam Neeson gives a wryly funny, deeply moving performance as Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey, the zoologist who turned from his obsessive study of the gall wasp to an equally obsessive study of humans and sex.

'Kinsey' is a candid look at groundbreaking scientist

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.

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

At the Movies: 'White Noise'
White noise is intended to help you fall asleep. "White Noise" would never let you do that, though.

DVD releases get helpful boost from extra features
The days of popping a tape are all but over.

Augusta has many performance venues
Augusta's epicenter for hip-hop, Club Malibu is a favorite for touring rap artists, particularly those with Southern-fried roots. Recent bookings include Trick Daddy, the Ying Yang Twins, Chingy and, because man does not live by beats alone, jazz singer A. London Arrington. For more information, call (404) 401-9991.

Sonic spotlight: Keith Jenkins
Keith JenkinsAGE: 30HOMETOWN: AugustaDAY JOB: Guitarist for James Brown

Sonic spotlight: Keith Jenkins

Sonic spotlight: Keith Jenkins
Keith Jenkins AGE: 30 HOMETOWN: Augusta DAY JOB: Guitarist for James Brown

Artists, musicians blend work for Mission showcase
An eclectic gathering of bands, artists and DJs is ready to party like it's 1969.

Artists, musicians blend work for Mission showcase
An eclectic gathering of bands, artists and DJs is ready to party like it's 1969.

Artists, musicians blend work for Mission showcase

Augusta has many performance venues
Augusta's epicenter for hip-hop, Club Malibu is a favorite for touring rap artists, particularly those with Southern-fried roots. Recent bookings include Trick Daddy, the Ying Yang Twins, Chingy and, because man does not live by beats alone, jazz singer A. London Arrington. For more information, call (404) 401-9991.

Augusta has many performance venues

Singer Ashlee Simpson booed at Orange Bowl halftime
NEW YORK - Ashlee Simpson's Orange Bowl halftime performance was a lemon, according to the 72,000-plus Miami crowd. The 20-year-old singer received a discernible chorus of boos following a performance of her song "La La."

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

Will the Chase hurt Daytona?

Will the Chase hurt Daytona?
ATLANTA - The new year means one thing in the racing business: It's time to get back to work.

Drivers must use HANS device
ATLANTA - Tony Stewart reluctantly wore the Hutchens head-and-neck restraining device after NASCAR made them mandatory in 2001. He even tried to get the last laugh by wearing it under his tuxedo during the season-ending awards ceremony.

Newsmaker: Ricky Rudd

Newsmaker: Ricky Rudd
ATLANTA - Ricky Rudd, 48, isn't like many of the other veterans on the Nextel Cup Series. He's not thinking about retiring, and he feels the Wood Brothers Racing team is on the right track to returning to Victory Lane.

Drivers must use HANS device

Will the Chase hurt Daytona?
ATLANTA - The new year means one thing in the racing business: It's time to get back to work.

Newsmaker: Ricky Rudd
ATLANTA - Ricky Rudd, 48, isn't like many of the other veterans on the Nextel Cup Series. He's not thinking about retiring, and he feels the Wood Brothers Racing team is on the right track to returning to Victory Lane.

Drivers must use HANS device
ATLANTA - Tony Stewart reluctantly wore the Hutchens head-and-neck restraining device after NASCAR made them mandatory in 2001. He even tried to get the last laugh by wearing it under his tuxedo during the season-ending awards ceremony.

Coalition gathers to fight fraud
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A proposal to fight academic fraud by having colleges monitor student-athletes' courses, instructors and grades will be part of a reform plan considered today when the Coalition for Intercollegiate Athletics opens its first meeting.

Coalition gathers to fight fraud
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A proposal to fight academic fraud by having colleges monitor student-athletes' courses, instructors and grades will be part of a reform plan considered today when the Coalition for Intercollegiate Athletics opens its first meeting.

Wilson enjoys a tough battle
In search of its first win in nearly a month, the Augusta State women's basketball team got a little defensive. That's the way Lady Jaguars coach Greg Wilson, like most other coaches, likes it.

Wilson enjoys a tough battle
In search of its first win in nearly a month, the Augusta State women's basketball team got a little defensive. That's the way Lady Jaguars coach Greg Wilson, like most other coaches, likes it.

Manning easily wins first Offensive Player award

Panthers end disappointing season

Dunn leads Falcons to top of NFL rushing list

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Ms. Lucy D. Dillashaw (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Annie Marie Preston (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Holden (ORT)

Mr. Herman Lee Jones (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mollie Cooper (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Holden (ORT)

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

Mrs. Roselia Anderson (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Clifford William Garzzillo (WINDSOR, S.C.)

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

Mr. Russell B. Grant (CHESAPEAKE, Va.)

Ms. Merigene Echols Gaskin (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Diane Dubose (PHILADELPHIA, PA.)

Mr. Theodore Garrett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Murray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Hazel Jones Carter (ROCK HILL, S.C.)

Mrs. Adel Brown Noble (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Clifford Juanita Reid (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Victor Downs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Marvin Ray Densmore (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Shaw Ann Farmer (HEPHIZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Theron Eugene Cochran, Jr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jabie Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Peg Sims Poss (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Henry Smiley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Charity Martin Nicholson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Roselia Anderson (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Helen Hightower (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Neal Dye (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Miss Gladys Miriam House (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Miss Angela Elizabeth Donoughe (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ardestine Allen Wright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Eddie Lee Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Eddie Lee Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jacqueline Elizabeth Neal (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Wilson (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Rosa Belle Harris Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Ms. Gayle Edmunds Justice (CAMAK, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Gay Johnson (SPARTA, Ga.)

Futurity's 26th year is at hand

Announcements

U.S. beats Netherlands in Hopman Cup match

Defending champ out at Australian championships

Jones follows lead of father

Overtime

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.

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

Jones follows lead of father
Tom Moraetes still remembers the day five years ago when a familiar looking little boy walked into his gym.

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.

Overtime
Georgia junior Thomas Davis has decided to leave school early to enter the NFL Draft, his high school coach told two newspapers.

Argentina beats Russia in Hopman Cup
PERTH, Australia - Guillermo Coria and Gisela Dulko beat French Open champion Anastasia Myskina and Marat Safin 6-2, 6-0 in mixed doubles Wednesday to give Argentina a 2-1 victory over top-seeded Russia at the Hopman Cup.

Announcements

Announcements

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.

Jones follows lead of father
Tom Moraetes still remembers the day five years ago when a familiar looking little boy walked into his gym.

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.

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
Georgia junior Thomas Davis has decided to leave school early to enter the NFL Draft, his high school coach told two newspapers.

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

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.

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.

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.

Manning easily wins first Offensive Player award
NEW YORK - Peyton Manning was a runaway winner of The Associated Press 2004 NFL Offensive Player of the Year - as if there could be any doubt.

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.

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.

Manning easily wins first Offensive Player award
NEW YORK - Peyton Manning was a runaway winner of The Associated Press 2004 NFL Offensive Player of the Year - as if there could be any doubt.

Country music experienced its share of highs and lows during past year

Country music experienced its share of highs and lows during past year
Before we leave 2004 behind, let's take a look at some high and low points that took place last year in the world of country music:

Country music experienced its share of highs and lows during past year
Before we leave 2004 behind, let's take a look at some high and low points that took place last year in the world of country music:

Even the old way was better than BCS

Place on registry means films will be saved

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Fox special lets woman reunite with her birth father

News is strong in the ratings following tsunami disaster

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.

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Jude Law to marry actress Sienna Miller

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F-word slips out on 'Tonight Show'

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People in the News

Davis leaving Georgia for draft
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia junior Thomas Davis has decided to leave school early to enter the NFL draft, his high school coach told two newspapers.

Place on registry means films will be saved
Here are the film industry's tragic statistics: More than 90 percent of the movies made before 1920 have been lost forever. More than half the movies made before 1950 are gone. Each day, more films disappear, victims of poor storage, unstable film stock and, often, apathy.

Place on registry means films will be saved
Here are the film industry's tragic statistics: More than 90 percent of the movies made before 1920 have been lost forever. More than half the movies made before 1950 are gone. Each day, more films disappear, victims of poor storage, unstable film stock and, often, apathy.

Luck might be in the mustache

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 stumble in opener

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

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

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

Pacers stumble in opener
AIKEN - Coaching change 1, Pacers 0. In its first game since the resignation of eighth-year head coach Mike Roberts last week, USC Aiken opened sluggish and fell short in interim coach Steve Franklin's debut Wednesday night.

Luck might be in the mustache
AIKEN - Benazura Serbecic doesn't approve. She didn't from Day 1.

Pacers stumble in opener
AIKEN - Coaching change 1, Pacers 0. In its first game since the resignation of eighth-year head coach Mike Roberts last week, USC Aiken opened sluggish and fell short in interim coach Steve Franklin's debut Wednesday night.

Luck might be in the mustache
AIKEN - Benazura Serbecic doesn't approve. She didn't from Day 1.

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