Book chronicles Napoleon's Moscow misadventures
Napoleon won his battles against European nations in the center of the continent, and lost them at its margins - first in Spain, then in Russia. And on both occasions he acted more to indulge his whims than to advance his goals.

Crombie's 'Dark House' a good whodunit
When Deborah Crombie writes a mystery, she also writes a layered, engrossing, thoughtful and carefully constructed novel.

Boston player keeps Series ball
BOSTON - Calling it "my retirement fund," Boston first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz stashed in his safe deposit box the ball used in the final out that sealed the Red Sox's first World Series championship in 86 years. Now, his boss wants it back.

'The Naughts' is perfect name for this decade

Nyhier Celentos Sullivan

Ashton Taylor Duckworth
Monica Michelle Underwood and Anthony Duckworth of Thomson, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ashton Taylor, born December 16, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Adam Justice Craig
Terry and Jennifer Craig of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Adam Justice, born December 7, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Jae-Bom 'Ethan' Pak

Jae-Bom 'Ethan' Pak
Sae Whan and Lilia Pak of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jae-Bom Ethan, born December 26, 2004 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Amani Rose Nikol Williams

Adam Justice Craig
Terry and Jennifer Craig of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Adam Justice, born December 7, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Adam Justice Craig

Makenzie Olivia Fox
Jon and Ashlyn Fox of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Makenzie Olivia, born November 26, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nyhier Celentos Sullivan
Mr. and Mrs. Theo’ Ottis and Donecia Sullivan of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nyhier Celentos, born December 9, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Amani Rose Nikol Williams
Sessalee L. Moores and Michael D. Williams of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Amani Rose Nikol, born December 21, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jae-Bom 'Ethan' Pak
Sae Whan and Lilia Pak of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jae-Bom ‘Ethan’, born December 26, 2004 at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta.

Nyhier Celentos Sullivan
Mr. and Mrs. Theo Ottis and Donecia Sullivan of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nyhier Celentos, born December 9, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Amani Rose Nikol Williams
Sessalee L. Moores and Michael D. Williams of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Amani Rose Nikol, born December 21, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ashton Taylor Duckworth
Monica Michelle Underwood and Anthony Duckworth of Thomson, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ashton Taylor, born December 16, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ashton Taylor Duckworth

Store greeter fired over semi-naked picture of himself
MUSCATINE, Iowa - A Wal-Mart greeter was sacked for apparently showing too much of his friendly side to customers.

Odds and Ends
LAKE STEVENS, Wash. - Someone in the Census Bureau may be watching a little too much MTV.

Odds and Ends
LAKE STEVENS, Wash. - Someone in the Census Bureau may be watching a little too much MTV.

Store greeter fired over semi-naked picture of himself
MUSCATINE, Iowa - A Wal-Mart greeter was sacked for apparently showing too much of his friendly side to customers.

Viewer sues NBC over 'Fear Factor' rat-eating episode
CLEVELAND - A viewer is suing NBC for $2.5 million, contending that he threw up because of a "Fear Factor" episode in which contestants ate rats mixed in a blender.

Retirees steer toward flashy carts
THE VILLAGES, Fla. - In this master-planned land of golf greens, polo fields and gated cul-de-sacs, the snowbirds are all atwitter over what's in Lillie Lipscomb's driveway.

Viewer sues NBC over 'Fear Factor' rat-eating episode
CLEVELAND - A viewer is suing NBC for $2.5 million, contending that he threw up because of a "Fear Factor" episode in which contestants ate rats mixed in a blender.

Retirees steer toward flashy carts
THE VILLAGES, Fla. - In this master-planned land of golf greens, polo fields and gated cul-de-sacs, the snowbirds are all atwitter over what's in Lillie Lipscomb's driveway.

Judge: Listerine ad claim is false and misleading

Prospects for hiring are down

Coca-Cola introducing regular cola with lime
ATLANTA - The Coca-Cola Co. is introducing another Coke with a twist: regular cola with lime.

Get organized for tax time
NEW YORK - Among the credit card bills, post-holiday sales fliers and junk mail this month will be a number of letters that consumers will want to save. These contain the W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, and other forms Americans need for their annual April taxpaying ritual.

Crude futures fall slightly after overnight surge

Experts have advice for renting homes during tournament
Wanda Kemp and her family always had good experiences renting their home as a "sleeper" during Masters Week.

Crude futures fall slightly after overnight surge
LONDON - Crude futures dipped Friday after a $2 surge in prices the day before that forced investors anticipating a falling market to cover their bets.

E-tailers won't be tax-free for long
Q: I saved a lot of money by shopping at Web sites that don't collect sales taxes. Will this be the case forever?

Investors build houses for executives
Take a drive down side streets in the neighborhoods near Augusta National Golf Club.

Prospects for hiring are down
Some Augusta employers will be hiring during the next three months, but not as many as during the first part of 2004.

On the move
Brenda B. Cole has joined Augusta School of Massage/ Tuscany, A Classic Italian Spa, as office manager. Ms. Cole previously held several supervisory positions and managed her own medical-billing business for 10 years.

Lag is forecast for Augusta
The U.S. economy will slow slightly this year, and, as in past years, the economy in Georgia and the Augusta metro area will be even slower, state experts say.

Get organized for tax time
NEW YORK - Among the credit card bills, post-holiday sales fliers and junk mail this month will be a number of letters that consumers will want to save. These contain the W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, and other forms Americans need for their annual April taxpaying ritual.

Bush pushing for changes to U.S. tax code
WASHINGTON - President Bush on Friday called streamlining and reforming the U.S. tax code an "essential task for our country," but offered few hints of how he intends to get it done.

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Dec. 16-28. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Coca-Cola introducing regular cola with lime
ATLANTA - The Coca-Cola Co. is introducing another Coke with a twist: regular cola with lime.

Lag is forecast for Augusta

Bush pushing for changes to U.S. tax code
WASHINGTON - President Bush on Friday called streamlining and reforming the U.S. tax code an "essential task for our country," but offered few hints of how he intends to get it done.

Hiring increases, unemployment holds steady

Hiring increases, unemployment holds steady
WASHINGTON - U.S. employers added 157,000 workers overall to their payrolls in December, bringing the year-end total of new jobs to 2.2 million, the best showing in five years. The unemployment rate held steady at 5.4 percent.

Coca-Cola introducing regular cola with lime

On the move
Brenda B. Cole has joined Augusta School of Massage/ Tuscany, A Classic Italian Spa, as office manager. Ms. Cole previously held several supervisory positions and managed her own medical-billing business for 10 years.

Bush pushing for changes to U.S. tax code

Experts have advice for renting homes during tournament
Wanda Kemp and her family always had good experiences renting their home as a "sleeper" during Masters Week.

Judge: Listerine ad claim is false and misleading
EW YORK - An advertising campaign that says the mouthwash Listerine is as effective as floss at fighting tooth and gum decay is false and misleading and poses a public health risk, a judge has ruled.

E-tailers won't be tax-free for long
Q: I saved a lot of money by shopping at Web sites that don't collect sales taxes. Will this be the case forever?

Hiring increases, unemployment holds steady
WASHINGTON - U.S. employers added 157,000 workers overall to their payrolls in December, bringing the year-end total of new jobs to 2.2 million, the best showing in five years. The unemployment rate held steady at 5.4 percent.

Investors build houses for executives
Take a drive down side streets in the neighborhoods near Augusta National Golf Club.

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Dec. 16-28. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Crude futures fall slightly after overnight surge
LONDON - Crude futures dipped Friday after a $2 surge in prices the day before that forced investors anticipating a falling market to cover their bets.

Bush to press for Social Security overhaul
WASHINGTON - Touting President Bush's proposal to substantially overhaul Social Security by creating private investment accounts, Treasury Secretary John Snow on Friday vowed to "take the case to the American people."

E-tailers won't be tax-free for long

Judge: Listerine ad claim is false and misleading
EW YORK - An advertising campaign that says the mouthwash Listerine is as effective as floss at fighting tooth and gum decay is false and misleading and poses a public health risk, a judge has ruled.

On the move

Lag is forecast for Augusta
The U.S. economy will slow slightly this year, and, as in past years, the economy in Georgia and the Augusta metro area will be even slower, state experts say.

Experts have advice for renting homes during tournament

Prospects for hiring are down
Some Augusta employers will be hiring during the next three months, but not as many as during the first part of 2004.

Investors build houses for executives

Get organized for tax time

Property transfers

New Augusta administrator is just fine with salary smaller than Kolb's

New Augusta administrator is just fine with salary smaller than Kolb's
Politics pale in the tidal wave of bad news in the world, much of it right on our own doorstep, but life goes on, and so do we.

New Augusta administrator is just fine with salary smaller than Kolb's
Politics pale in the tidal wave of bad news in the world, much of it right on our own doorstep, but life goes on, and so do we.

Gray, Deacons wallop Tigers
CLEMSON, S.C. - Justin Gray tied his career high with 31 points and No. 4 Wake Forest won its eighth in a row, beating Clemson 103-68 on Saturday.

Clemson's freshmen dealing with ACC

Gray, Deacons wallop Tigers
CLEMSON, S.C. - Justin Gray tied his career high with 31 points and No. 4 Wake Forest won its eighth in a row, beating Clemson 103-68 on Saturday.

Clemson's freshmen dealing with ACC
Young Clemson forward Sam Perry heard so many congratulations around town this week, you would think the Tigers had beat Duke instead of dropping their 18th in a row to the Blue Devils.

Gray, Deacons wallop Tigers

Clemson's freshmen dealing with ACC
Young Clemson forward Sam Perry heard so many congratulations around town this week, you would think the Tigers had beat Duke instead of dropping their 18th in a row to the Blue Devils.

Shakeup is coming, but not a playoff
GRAPEVINE, Texas - While there still won't be a playoff in the Bowl Championship Series, the system will definitely be changed again.

Shakeup is coming, but not a playoff
GRAPEVINE, Texas - While there still won't be a playoff in the Bowl Championship Series, the system will definitely be changed again.

Shakeup is coming, but not a playoff

SEC roundup

Defending champs starting to show last season's form

Southern schools roundup

ACC roundup

Top 25 roundup

Sadly out of touch

Opportunity for new start
As an Augusta commissioner, Marion Williams has been a most vocal advocate for his district.

Un-American challenge
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-Ohio, provided a whole new dimension to the term "sore loser" Thursday. They led the paranoid wing of the Democratic Party in challenging the certification of the 2004 presidential race.

Un-American challenge
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-Ohio, provided a whole new dimension to the term "sore loser" Thursday. They led the paranoid wing of the Democratic Party in challenging the certification of the 2004 presidential race.

To the rescue
With any luck, we already know the top local story for 2005, less than a week in. That means, hopefully, that nothing worse will happen this year.

Opportunity for new start
As an Augusta commissioner, Marion Williams has been a most vocal advocate for his district.

Sadly out of touch
It's been more than two months since voters whacked Democrats by strengthening the Republicans' hold on the federal government, and they haven't learned a thing since then. Case in point is the grilling the Ted Kennedy-led liberals gave attorney general nominee Alberto Gonzales in confirmation hearings.

Un-American challenge

Opportunity for new start

Sadly out of touch
It's been more than two months since voters whacked Democrats by strengthening the Republicans' hold on the federal government, and they haven't learned a thing since then. Case in point is the grilling the Ted Kennedy-led liberals gave attorney general nominee Alberto Gonzales in confirmation hearings.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - A funeral will be held Sunday for clarinetist and jazz great Artie Shaw.

'Growing Pains' actress admits driving drunk
VENTURA, Calif. - Former "Growing Pains" child star Tracey Gold pleaded guilty to driving drunk when her sport utility vehicle overturned, hurting her husband and two of her three children.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - A funeral will be held Sunday for clarinetist and jazz great Artie Shaw.

For some, student loans become heavy burden
NEW YORK - Brennan Taylor has a good job, but spending $200 on his daughter's seventh birthday seems like "an awful lot."

Jackets win easily over Cavaliers
ATLANTA - For Georgia Tech, winning wasn't enough. The Yellow Jackets wanted to do something special after watching North Carolina dismantle Maryland.

Golfer savors hall of fame honor

Steady Singh again out front

Steady Singh again out front
KAPALUA, Hawaii - Vijay Singh made 15 pars Saturday, not the kind of golf that would seem to keep him atop the leaderboard in the Mercedes Championships. One swing made the difference.

Former club pro finds new niche
Mark Darnell has made the best of an unexpected career change that came late in the game.

Singh's on record run in Hawaii
KAPALUA, Hawaii - Vijay Singh quickly left everyone in his massive wake Friday. By the end of the second round in the season-opening Mercedes Championships, he left them a little hope.

Former club pro finds new niche

Sindelar has priorities and goals in order

Singh's on record run in Hawaii

Steady Singh again out front
KAPALUA, Hawaii - Vijay Singh made 15 pars Saturday, not the kind of golf that would seem to keep him atop the leaderboard in the Mercedes Championships. One swing made the difference.

Golfer savors hall of fame honor
Not much excites Lyn Lott. The south Georgian walks slow, talks slow and even swings a golf club slow.

Sindelar has priorities and goals in order
KAPALUA, Hawaii - Despite winning one of the strongest PGA Tour events of the year, Joey Sindelar holds no illusions about where his career his headed.

Golfer savors hall of fame honor
Not much excites Lyn Lott. The south Georgian walks slow, talks slow and even swings a golf club slow.

Former club pro finds new niche
Mark Darnell has made the best of an unexpected career change that came late in the game.

Singh's on record run in Hawaii
KAPALUA, Hawaii - Vijay Singh quickly left everyone in his massive wake Friday. By the end of the second round in the season-opening Mercedes Championships, he left them a little hope.

Sindelar has priorities and goals in order
KAPALUA, Hawaii - Despite winning one of the strongest PGA Tour events of the year, Joey Sindelar holds no illusions about where his career his headed.

Josey girls coach hits another milestone

Josey's Brantley gets win No. 700

Towering Thompson still holding out

Prep Basketball Scores

'The Naughts' is perfect name for this decade
We're now about halfway through the new century's first decade, and we still haven't resolved a problem.

'The Naughts' is perfect name for this decade
We're now about halfway through the new century's first decade, and we still haven't resolved a problem.

Graniteville church information sought
If you have church in the Graniteville area that is having Sunday service in a different loaction because of the train collision please let us know. Contact metro editor Amy Swaan at 706-823-3338 amy.swan@augustachronicle.com.

Body pulled from pond
The body of a man suspected of abducting and killing an Augusta woman might have been found Sunday morning in a pond just feet from where the woman's body was found Friday.

Senator calls for summit after deadly accident
GRANITEVILLE - A summit on train speeds, crossings and other rail safety issues in this cramped mill town, scene of a Norfolk Southern train wreck and chlorine spill that has killed at least nine, has been scheduled for Jan. 20, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday.

USC Aiken open, Aiken Tech closed Monday
The University of South Carolina at Aiken will hold its first day of classes for the spring semester Monday.

Ninth accident victim identified; schools in and near hot zone to be closed through Tuesday
The body of a ninth victim of the deadly chlorine release was recovered today at Avondale Mills , and officials say it will be at least Wednesday before residents are allowed to return to their homes.

Wars, while bad, strengthen nation
About Anne Cook's letter on an "evil war" ("President's war agenda is evil," Jan. 4): Is there a "good" war? And regarding teaching our kids to defy the government, that is not being responsible or mature. Did she forget 9-11? Carlo Bracci, Evans

City leaders: Learn economics

School officials are inaccessible
No wonder so many people are moving to Columbia County in order to send their children to the public schools there. The Richmond County Board of Education is a waste of taxpayers' money.Marsha A. Kameron, Augusta

So what about women in combat?
I can't believe that there are still ignorant people like the individual who wrote the letter "It's absurd to let women in combat" (Jan. 4).Amy Evans, Martinez

Wars, while bad, strengthen nation
About Anne Cook's letter on an "evil war" ("President's war agenda is evil," Jan. 4): Is there a "good" war? And regarding teaching our kids to defy the government, that is not being responsible or mature. Did she forget 9-11?Carlo Bracci, Evans

This year, appreciate your freedoms

This year, appreciate your freedoms
As the new year begins, we should all take a moment and reflect on how truly blessed we are in this country. We have a tendency to take our freedoms for granted. Scott Finley, Augusta

Wars, while bad, strengthen nation

School officials are inaccessible

World must see our compassion
I have two wishes for the new year:Richard Amundson, Augusta

City leaders: Learn economics
Augusta's mayor and city commissioners are so last-century. When these melodramatic characters speak, I don't even listen. E. Maner, Augusta

True democracies are dangerous
Walter Williams' Jan. 5 column ("So are we a republic or a democracy?") deserves much attention.Elton T. Booth, North Augusta, S.C.

True democracies are dangerous
Walter Williams' Jan. 5 column ("So are we a republic or a democracy?") deserves much attention.Elton T. Booth, North Augusta, S.C.

World must see our compassion

This year, appreciate your freedoms
As the new year begins, we should all take a moment and reflect on how truly blessed we are in this country. We have a tendency to take our freedoms for granted. Scott Finley, Augusta

So what about women in combat?

True democracies are dangerous

Troops need all our support
Our troops in Iraq's cities are putting their lives on the line every day, every night and even while they try to sleep. The pressure on these troops is phenomenal. Sam Arrington, Louisville

City leaders: Learn economics
Augusta's mayor and city commissioners are so last-century. When these melodramatic characters speak, I don't even listen.E. Maner, Augusta

School officials are inaccessible
No wonder so many people are moving to Columbia County in order to send their children to the public schools there. The Richmond County Board of Education is a waste of taxpayers' money. Marsha A. Kameron, Augusta

World must see our compassion
I have two wishes for the new year: Richard Amundson, Augusta

So what about women in combat?
I can't believe that there are still ignorant people like the individual who wrote the letter "It's absurd to let women in combat" (Jan. 4).Amy Evans, Martinez

Resolved: I will do something around the house

Charlotte hoping hip uniforms a hit at high schools

In the know

Cache - not comfort - gives stilettos their long legs

Plan ahead to take historic tour of White House

Warm weather causes rare winter allergy season

Michigan woman learns to live, garden in South

Family briefs

Women share awareness, treatment options, friendship to fight cancert

Impromptu visitors might not be welcome

Celery can get dog very agitated

Wireless industry bringing TV to cell phones

Impromptu visitors might not be welcome
Dear Carson: Can you answer this simple etiquette question for me? I was always taught here in America that one should always telephone first instead of just "dropping in" unannounced to someone's home; that this applies even friend to friend. However, I have friends who think nothing of just dropping by. I am a married woman. Can you clarify this for me? Thank you. - Courtesy in California

Charlotte hoping hip uniforms a hit at high schools
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Three of the area's lowest-performing high schools will require students to wear uniforms next year - though they apparently won't be the traditional ho-hum outfits many would expect.

Wireless industry bringing TV to cell phones
The screens may be tiny and the batteries overworked, but the wireless industry is bringing TV to a cell phone near you.

Warm weather causes rare winter allergy season
ATLANTA - A warm spell in the Southeast that has brought people out in shorts and T-shirts in January has also given rise to a fair-weather phenomenon: allergy attacks.

Women share awareness, treatment options, friendship to fight cancert
Heart disease runs in Connie Major's family - her mother had a heart attack; her father a stroke - which is why a 2003 cervical cancer diagnosis came as a bit of a shock.

Family briefs
NEW YORK - Seven "soaper-heroes" are on a crusade to teach children the proper way to wash their hands - and that proper hand-washing will help keep them healthy.

Michigan woman learns to live, garden in South
Around 5 a.m., Ruth Johnson likes to open the windows of her North Augusta townhouse overlooking her back yard to catch the sound of running water.

Cache - not comfort - gives stilettos their long legs
NEW YORK - Stiletto heels force a woman's back to arch, pushing her bosom out in the front and her rear in the back, further accentuating the feminine silhouette.

Family briefs
NEW YORK - Seven "soaper-heroes" are on a crusade to teach children the proper way to wash their hands - and that proper hand-washing will help keep them healthy.

Plan ahead to take historic tour of White House
WASHINGTON - As a New Yorker, I don't plan visits to Washington too far ahead. I just show up at Penn Station and hop on the next Amtrak train.

Resolved: I will do something around the house
By now you've probably broken all your resolutions. So much for losing weight, exercise, quitting smoking, getting organized and bringing about world peace.

Resolved: I will do something around the house
By now you've probably broken all your resolutions. So much for losing weight, exercise, quitting smoking, getting organized and bringing about world peace.

Wireless industry bringing TV to cell phones
The screens may be tiny and the batteries overworked, but the wireless industry is bringing TV to a cell phone near you.

Women share awareness, treatment options, friendship to fight cancert
Heart disease runs in Connie Major's family - her mother had a heart attack; her father a stroke - which is why a 2003 cervical cancer diagnosis came as a bit of a shock.

Celery can get dog very agitated
I have a puppy. Not the big-eyed, tail-wagging variety. "Puppy" is my nickname for my stomach. I call it that because every night when I go to sleep, it lies beside me like a loyal mutt.

In the know
If you've got some ideas about how to make the world a better place, tell The Augusta Chronicle.

Charlotte hoping hip uniforms a hit at high schools
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Three of the area's lowest-performing high schools will require students to wear uniforms next year - though they apparently won't be the traditional ho-hum outfits many would expect.

Celery can get dog very agitated
I have a puppy. Not the big-eyed, tail-wagging variety. "Puppy" is my nickname for my stomach. I call it that because every night when I go to sleep, it lies beside me like a loyal mutt.

Cache - not comfort - gives stilettos their long legs
NEW YORK - Stiletto heels force a woman's back to arch, pushing her bosom out in the front and her rear in the back, further accentuating the feminine silhouette.

Impromptu visitors might not be welcome
Dear Carson: Can you answer this simple etiquette question for me? I was always taught here in America that one should always telephone first instead of just "dropping in" unannounced to someone's home; that this applies even friend to friend. However, I have friends who think nothing of just dropping by. I am a married woman. Can you clarify this for me? Thank you. - Courtesy in California

Warm weather causes rare winter allergy season
ATLANTA - A warm spell in the Southeast that has brought people out in shorts and T-shirts in January has also given rise to a fair-weather phenomenon: allergy attacks.

Michigan woman learns to live, garden in South
Around 5 a.m., Ruth Johnson likes to open the windows of her North Augusta townhouse overlooking her back yard to catch the sound of running water.

Plan ahead to take historic tour of White House
WASHINGTON - As a New Yorker, I don't plan visits to Washington too far ahead. I just show up at Penn Station and hop on the next Amtrak train.

In the know
If you've got some ideas about how to make the world a better place, tell The Augusta Chronicle.

Newcomer can't give Lynx a win

Lynx pull out close win on road vs. Gladiators
DULUTH, Ga. - The Gwinnett Gladiators gave up two short-handed goals and fell to Augusta 3-2 in front of 7,183 fans on Saturday night at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

Lynx pull out close win on road vs. Gladiators

Newcomer can't give Lynx a win
The American Hockey League's Albany River Rats have been good to the Augusta Lynx this season.

Newcomer can't give Lynx a win
The American Hockey League's Albany River Rats have been good to the Augusta Lynx this season.

Lynx pull out close win on road vs. Gladiators
DULUTH, Ga. - The Gwinnett Gladiators gave up two short-handed goals and fell to Augusta 3-2 in front of 7,183 fans on Saturday night at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

Several schools will stay shut down
AIKEN - Several Aiken County schools in the Graniteville area will remain closed Monday and Tuesday because of chlorine gas still in the area, Aiken County sheriff's officials said Saturday night.

Tax collections ease budget
ATLANTA - Improved consumer confidence among Georgians showed up with a vengeance in December, with much-improved tax collections easing state budget worries, officials said Friday.

Woman is found dead

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

Pupils unravel mystery of flag
Caroline Miklosovic welcomes any opportunity to challenge students in her Latin class at John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School.

Trustees split on race policy
A long-standing "gentleman's agreement" to alternate the race of the school board president is expected to remain in place today when the Richmond County Board of Education holds its reorganization meeting.

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

Man gets life prison sentence
Eric Ferguson protested again Friday that he didn't intend to kill a man as he fled in a stolen car from a sheriff's deputy.

Evacuees worry about what's next
BURNETTOWN - Alyson Howell doesn't know when she can go home. She's not sure if she even wants to.

Answers to your questions about the Graniteville accident

Man gets life prison sentence
Eric Ferguson protested again Friday that he didn't intend to kill a man as he fled in a stolen car from a sheriff's deputy.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Authorities are looking into the 1996 disappearance and death of a Tucker woman to see whether there is a connection to Barton Corbin, a Dacula dentist accused of killing his wife and a former girlfriend.

Answers to your questions about the Graniteville accident
What route do I need to drive to get to Augusta from Aiken?

March recalls King's efforts

City chief knows politics
Augusta's new permanent city administrator is a 52-year-old, twice divorced former police officer who learned two unforgettable lessons about politics from an old-line politico in Virginia 15 years ago.

USC Aiken open, Aiken Tech closed Monday

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Education Lottery marked its third anniversary Friday. Since the lottery's creation, total ticket sales have exceeded $2.4 billion and players have won more than $1.4 billion. State income tax collected on winnings over $500 totaled more than $18 million.

Several schools will stay shut down

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

More closings and contact information

Kid of the Day
Bruce Alonzo Turner is today's Kid of the Day.

Democratic leadership hopefuls vow to study South

Inmates deny escape attempt
A man facing capital murder charges in the abduction and death of a pregnant nurse pleaded not guilty Friday to an unrelated charge of attempted escape.

Chlorine may cause long-term ailments

Lighting problem delays flights
Several flights were diverted from Augusta Regional Airport on Friday night because of a malfunction of the main runway lights, officials said.

Relieved families return to homes

Barnes to lead school board
Richmond County Board of Education members elected Marion Barnes as school board president at their meeting Saturday morning, thereby keeping in line with board tradition of electing board leaders along racial lines.

Correction

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area.

Where we live

Correction
A photo caption on the front page of Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle contained incorrect information.

Kid of the Day

Water system is revealed
Remnants of a long-forgotten drinking water system resurfaced Friday after being buried for countless decades.

Anniversary of girl's death reinforces parents' mission

More closings and contact information
Those seeking information or assistance should call the community help number 211.

Across the southeast

Families mourn eight victims

Funeral services scheduled for Graniteville victims

Across Georgia

Survivor says he thought he wouldn't live

Families mourn eight victims
AIKEN -- The last time Sherry Shealey saw her husband, they shared a quiet, late-night supper before he left their Fields Cemetery Road home to pull the graveyard shift at the Avondale Mills Woodhead plant.

GOP gets ready to flex muscles

Workers fled toward poison gas
Curtis Mitchell thought he was fleeing mysterious fumes that sickened his co-workers at one of the Avondale Mills plants. Instead, the truck was heading straight into a poisonous cloud of chlorine gas spilling out of a ruptured tanker in the midst of a two-train collision in Graniteville.

Across Georgia

Commission wraps up Oxendine case
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - The State Ethics Commission wrapped up its longest active case against an elected official Friday, fining Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine $750 over allegations that first came before the watchdog panel in 1998.

Assistance checks have release clause
AIKEN - Porter Walker came to First Presbyterian Church in Aiken looking for help Friday morning.

Commission wraps up Oxendine case
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - The State Ethics Commission wrapped up its longest active case against an elected official Friday, fining Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine $750 over allegations that first came before the watchdog panel in 1998.

The process begins
Jan Griffin, center, and her recently engaged daughter Anna, photography samples by Mercer Harris Photography during the Georgia Bridal Show at the Bell Auditorium.

Woman is found dead
Richmond County sheriff's investigators say they believe a body pulled from a submerged car in a south Augusta pond Friday afternoon is probably that of missing Augusta woman Gloria G. Roberison.

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GREENWOOD - A McCormick County councilwoman and her husband and two children have died in a plane crash in Greenwood County, authorities said.

Democrats duel for 2006 governor bid
ATLANTA - Nearly two years before voters will pick the Democratic nominee for the 2006 governor's race, the leading two candidates for the slot are already sending signs that a feisty, no-holds-barred primary isn't out of the question.

Cleanup starts slowly
AIKEN - By the time the engineer of Train 192 applied the emergency brake Thursday morning, it was too late to avoid a disastrous wreck with a locomotive and two train cars parked on a spur line outside Avondale Mills.

Workers fled toward poison gas
Curtis Mitchell thought he was fleeing mysterious fumes that sickened his co-workers at one of the Avondale Mills plants. Instead, the truck was heading straight into a poisonous cloud of chlorine gas spilling out of a ruptured tanker in the midst of a two-train collision in Graniteville.

Tours offer glimpse into state's history

Make Kids Count narrows field to 32
Earl Jackson is only in the fourth grade, but he's already planning for the future.

Augustan who disappeared was stabbed

Anniversary of girl's death reinforces parents' mission
Today will be a day of quiet reflection for Sgt. Howell and Christy Johnson. They'll spend the day remembering the daughter they lost four years ago in a tragic school bus accident.

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USC Aiken open, Aiken Tech closed Monday
The University of South Carolina at Aiken will hold its first day of classes for the spring semester Monday.

Barnes to lead school board
Richmond County Board of Education members elected Marion Barnes as school board president at their meeting Saturday morning, thereby keeping in line with board tradition of electing board leaders along racial lines.

Woman is found dead
Richmond County sheriff's investigators say they believe a body pulled from a submerged car in a south Augusta pond Friday afternoon is probably that of missing Augusta woman Gloria G. Roberison.

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Commission wraps up Oxendine case

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Qurianna Jamya Smiley of Augusta.

Pupils unravel mystery of flag

Families mourn eight victims
AIKEN -- The last time Sherry Shealey saw her husband, they shared a quiet, late-night supper before he left their Fields Cemetery Road home to pull the graveyard shift at the Avondale Mills Woodhead plant.

Rants and raves
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Trustees split on race policy
A long-standing "gentleman's agreement" to alternate the race of the school board president is expected to remain in place today when the Richmond County Board of Education holds its reorganization meeting.

2nd man arrested in ATC burglaries
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have arrested another man who they said was involved in several burglaries at ATC Development properties in west Augusta.

Augustan who disappeared was stabbed
Richmond County authorities confirmed Saturday that the body of a woman found inside a submerged car Friday afternoon is that of Gloria G. Roberison, 41, of Augusta.

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Across the area
An Augusta podiatrist already facing federal charges of health care fraud was re-indicted this week on more charges.

Make Kids Count narrows field to 32

Pupils unravel mystery of flag
Caroline Miklosovic welcomes any opportunity to challenge students in her Latin class at John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School.

Ninth accident victim identified; schools in and near hot zone to be closed through Tuesday

Across the southeast
ORLANDO, FLA. - Orlando and two other cities are no longer in the running to house a new NASA business services center that could create 500 jobs, the aerospace agency said.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The FBI is seeking help in nabbing a man who robbed an Atlanta bank dressed as a woman on Friday.

Evacuees worry about what's next
BURNETTOWN - Alyson Howell doesn't know when she can go home. She's not sure if she even wants to.

Across the area
The Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department responded to a burning vehicle behind a home in the 3400 block of Morgan Road on Saturday at about 3:35 p.m.

Kid of the Day
Bruce Alonzo Turner is today's Kid of the Day.

Chlorine may cause long-term ailments
While many victims of chlorine inhalation in the Graniteville accident are expected to recover, some might experience a chronic health ailment for the rest of their lives, experts say.

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Relieved families return to homes
GRANITEVILLE - As the front door of Lalo Castro's house opened for the first time in two days, a fuzzy, black and white blur scampered into the yard before the Castros could walk into the house.

Barnes to lead school board

Across the area
An Augusta podiatrist already facing federal charges of health care fraud was re-indicted this week on more charges.

Make Kids Count narrows field to 32
Earl Jackson is only in the fourth grade, but he's already planning for the future.

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Tours offer glimpse into state's history
ATLANTA - History buffs, civics teachers and armchair politicos take heed. It's time for another year of state lawmaking.

City chief knows politics

Survivor says he thought he wouldn't live
LANGLEY - Mike Craig was working the graveyard shift at the Avondale Mills Stevens Steam Plant early Thursday morning when he heard a thunderous boom and the grinding screech of metal on metal.

Senator calls for summit after deadly accident

Ninth victim found dead
GRANITEVILLE - The death toll from a train accident and chlorine spill increased to nine Saturday, while federal officials hinted that an improperly set railroad switch contributed to the crash.

Ninth victim found dead

Funeral services scheduled for Graniteville victims
Funeral services have been scheduled for several of the men killed during Thursday's train accident and chlorine release:

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Qurianna Jamya Smiley of Augusta.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Education Lottery marked its third anniversary Friday. Since the lottery's creation, total ticket sales have exceeded $2.4 billion and players have won more than $1.4 billion. State income tax collected on winnings over $500 totaled more than $18 million.

Senator calls for summit after deadly accident
GRANITEVILLE - A summit on train speeds, crossings and other rail safety issues in this cramped mill town, scene of a Norfolk Southern train wreck and chlorine spill that has killed at least nine, has been scheduled for Jan. 20, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday.

March recalls King's efforts
KEYSVILLE - Saturday's grey skies didn't keep members and guests of Mount Tabor A.M.E. Church in Keysville from taking to the streets for an old-time, civil rights era-style march.

GOP gets ready to flex muscles
ATLANTA - With complete control of the General Assembly now under their belts, Republicans will usher in a new era of state government when lawmakers convene Monday for this year's legislative session.

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Democratic leadership hopefuls vow to study South
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. - Seven people who want to be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee seemed to understand Saturday what their party did not in the last election: You can't win the White House these days without appealing to Southern voters.

Man gets life prison sentence

Several schools will stay shut down
AIKEN - Several Aiken County schools in the Graniteville area will remain closed Monday and Tuesday because of chlorine gas still in the area, Aiken County sheriff's officials said Saturday night.

Cleanup starts slowly

Correction
A photo caption on the front page of Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle contained incorrect information.

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area.

More closings and contact information
Those seeking information or assistance should call the community help number 211.

Anniversary of girl's death reinforces parents' mission
Today will be a day of quiet reflection for Sgt. Howell and Christy Johnson. They'll spend the day remembering the daughter they lost four years ago in a tragic school bus accident.

City chief knows politics
Augusta's new permanent city administrator is a 52-year-old, twice divorced former police officer who learned two unforgettable lessons about politics from an old-line politico in Virginia 15 years ago.

Answers to your questions about the Graniteville accident
What route do I need to drive to get to Augusta from Aiken?

Across the southeast
ORLANDO, FLA. - Orlando and two other cities are no longer in the running to house a new NASA business services center that could create 500 jobs, the aerospace agency said.

Trustees split on race policy

Across South Carolina
GREENWOOD - A McCormick County councilwoman and her husband and two children have died in a plane crash in Greenwood County, authorities said.

Workers fled toward poison gas

Across the area
The Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department responded to a burning vehicle behind a home in the 3400 block of Morgan Road on Saturday at about 3:35 p.m.

Kid of the Day

Tours offer glimpse into state's history
ATLANTA - History buffs, civics teachers and armchair politicos take heed. It's time for another year of state lawmaking.

Democrats duel for 2006 governor bid

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The FBI is seeking help in nabbing a man who robbed an Atlanta bank dressed as a woman on Friday.

Evacuees worry about what's next

Survivor says he thought he wouldn't live
LANGLEY - Mike Craig was working the graveyard shift at the Avondale Mills Stevens Steam Plant early Thursday morning when he heard a thunderous boom and the grinding screech of metal on metal.

Assistance checks have release clause

Chlorine may cause long-term ailments
While many victims of chlorine inhalation in the Graniteville accident are expected to recover, some might experience a chronic health ailment for the rest of their lives, experts say.

Democrats duel for 2006 governor bid
ATLANTA - Nearly two years before voters will pick the Democratic nominee for the 2006 governor's race, the leading two candidates for the slot are already sending signs that a feisty, no-holds-barred primary isn't out of the question.

Ninth victim found dead
GRANITEVILLE - The death toll from a train accident and chlorine spill increased to nine Saturday, while federal officials hinted that an improperly set railroad switch contributed to the crash.

Cleanup starts slowly
AIKEN - By the time the engineer of Train 192 applied the emergency brake Thursday morning, it was too late to avoid a disastrous wreck with a locomotive and two train cars parked on a spur line outside Avondale Mills.

Relieved families return to homes
GRANITEVILLE - As the front door of Lalo Castro's house opened for the first time in two days, a fuzzy, black and white blur scampered into the yard before the Castros could walk into the house.

Assistance checks have release clause
AIKEN - Porter Walker came to First Presbyterian Church in Aiken looking for help Friday morning.

Funeral services scheduled for Graniteville victims
Funeral services have been scheduled for several of the men killed during Thursday's train accident and chlorine release:

Ninth accident victim identified; schools in and near hot zone to be closed through Tuesday
The body of a ninth victim of the deadly chlorine release was recovered today at Avondale Mills , and officials say it will be at least Wednesday before residents are allowed to return to their homes.

Augustan who disappeared was stabbed
Richmond County authorities confirmed Saturday that the body of a woman found inside a submerged car Friday afternoon is that of Gloria G. Roberison, 41, of Augusta.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Authorities are looking into the 1996 disappearance and death of a Tucker woman to see whether there is a connection to Barton Corbin, a Dacula dentist accused of killing his wife and a former girlfriend.

March recalls King's efforts
KEYSVILLE - Saturday's grey skies didn't keep members and guests of Mount Tabor A.M.E. Church in Keysville from taking to the streets for an old-time, civil rights era-style march.

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Entertainers hope to record tsunami charity single
LONDON - "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell said Friday he is working with Sharon Osbourne on producing a single to raise money for tsunami relief.

Entertainers hope to record tsunami charity single
LONDON - "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell said Friday he is working with Sharon Osbourne on producing a single to raise money for tsunami relief.

Entertainers hope to record tsunami charity single

Billboard changes ratings system to avoid manipulation
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Billboard, the influential music industry trade magazine, is changing the way it ranks songs on its country singles chart after concerns that the old system allowed promoters to manipulate the rankings.

SEC roundup
OXFORD, Miss. - Lawrence Roberts had 23 points to lead No. 18 Mississippi State to an 87-76 victory over Mississippi on Saturday.

Southern schools roundup
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Warren McLendon scored 19 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead The Citadel to a 76-65 victory over Georgia Southern on Saturday afternoon.

Defending champs starting to show last season's form
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

Southern schools roundup
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Warren McLendon scored 19 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead The Citadel to a 76-65 victory over Georgia Southern on Saturday afternoon.

Top 25 roundup
STANFORD, Calif. - Dan Grunfeld scored six consecutive points during a decisive second-half run and finished with a career-high 29, as Stanford snapped No. 13 Arizona's nine-game winning streak with a 87-76 victory Saturday.

Top 25 roundup
STANFORD, Calif. - Dan Grunfeld scored six consecutive points during a decisive second-half run and finished with a career-high 29, as Stanford snapped No. 13 Arizona's nine-game winning streak with a 87-76 victory Saturday.

ACC roundup
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - For its previous six games, third-ranked North Carolina hammered the opposition expecting that the Atlantic Coast Conference season would be more demanding.

ACC roundup
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - For its previous six games, third-ranked North Carolina hammered the opposition expecting that the Atlantic Coast Conference season would be more demanding.

SEC roundup
OXFORD, Miss. - Lawrence Roberts had 23 points to lead No. 18 Mississippi State to an 87-76 victory over Mississippi on Saturday.

Defending champs starting to show last season's form
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

Vikings, Packers expect nail-biter

A Raven wins top defensive honors

Vilma top choice for defensive rookie

Colts, Broncos clash yet again

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Mr. Glenn Leroy Lind    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruby Amerson Johnson    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Latimore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Strom, Mrs. Robin, Strom, Brittney Strom, Bradley Strom    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)
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Mrs. Kristi (Shaw) Williams    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
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Dr. Thomas J. Neal, Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Oliphant    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Fannie Dickens    (MADISON, Ga.)

Mr. James S. Purvis Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne R. Bull    (HARLEM, GA.)

Mr. Johnnie Hiers    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Paul Brown, Sr.    (WAYNEBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethelwyn Hattrich    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Smoot    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Helen Caldwell Prickett    (UNION POINT, Ga.)
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Mr. Fred "Rusty" Rushton III    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Lizzie Lue Griffin    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Smoot    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Victor Jerome Downs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Yvonne Stone    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ollie Bell Samuels    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. James Strom, Mrs. Robin, Strom, Brittney Strom, Bradley Strom    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Ronald Bo Ginn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nell L. Swint    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Christine Smith King    ( NEWTON, N.C.)

Mrs. Agnes Tarvin Goodman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne R. Bull    (HARLEM, GA.)

Mr. Russell "Bilo" Grant    (CHESAPEAKE, Va.)
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Mr. Jesus "Jessie" Javier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. William "Ralph" Wright    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Annie T. Abney    (TRENTON, S.C.)
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Mr. George Butler, Jr.    (BATH, S.C.)
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Mr. Ronald Bo Ginn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Johnny Brady    (WRENS, Ga.)
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Mr. Wayne R. Bull    (HARLEM, GA.)
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Mrs. Marie D. Callaway    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Dr. Curtis Gordon Hames, Sr.    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Christine Smith King    ( NEWTON, N.C.)
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Mrs. Annie T. Abney    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Cora L. Cummings    (WARTHEN, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert Alexander Thompson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. F. Dennis Penton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Ann Perry    (SOUTH OZONE PARK, N.Y.)

Mrs. Fannie Dickens    (MADISON, Ga.)
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Mr. Johnny Brady    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Keith, Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Carrie P. Eidson    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Mr. Theodore Garrett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. George Butler, Jr.    (BATH, S.C.)

Dr. Curtis Gordon Hames, Sr.    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Franklin (Frank) Grubbs    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Johnnie Hampton, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Glenn Leroy Lind    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. James S. Purvis Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Harvey G. Welsh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles Oliphant    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Mildred Jackson    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. Henry D. Horne Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Louise Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. W.O. Chance, Jr.    (WAYNESBORO)
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Mr. Paul Brown, Sr.    (WAYNEBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Roy McGee    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
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Adarius Wells    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Dr. Manjit Singh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Thomas J. Neal, Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Evelyn Poole Eggers    (TIGNALL, Ga.)
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Mrs. Evelyn Poole Eggers    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. Donnie Ray Williams    (MILLEN, Ga.)
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Mr. Marion Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Meredith Robinson    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Rosa Mae Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Essie B. Rowe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Fannie Lou Wall    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Henry Simpkins    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Glenn Leroy Lind    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Dr. Manjit Singh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Melvin Latimore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Yvonne Stone    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. James A. Jowers    (BAMBERG, S.C.)

Mr. Steven Wayne Bagby Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Johnnie Hampton, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Adarius Wells    (STATESBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Bernice Wilson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert Williams, Sr.    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Russell "Bilo" Grant (CHESAPEAKE, Va.)

Mrs. Marie D. Callaway (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Poole Eggers (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Ollie Bell Samuels (THOMSON, Ga.)

Dr. Manjit Singh (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry D. Horne Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Alexander Thompson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Melvin Latimore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Meredith Robinson (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Jeanette R. Rucker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne R. Bull (HARLEM, GA.)

Mrs. Emily Christine Smith King ( NEWTON, N.C.)

Mr. James Strom, Mrs. Robin, Strom, Brittney Strom, Bradley Strom (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Cora L. Cummings (WARTHEN, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Hiers (AIKEN, S.C.)

Dr. Curtis Gordon Hames, Sr. (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Eliza Walker Dortch (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Bobby Keith, Sr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Steven Wayne Bagby Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Victor Jerome Downs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Mae Lovett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Latimore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Rhoden Reames (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Steven Wayne Bagby Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes Tarvin Goodman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ann Perry (SOUTH OZONE PARK, N.Y.)

Mr. Charles Oliphant (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Fannie Dickens (MADISON, Ga.)

Mr. James S. Purvis Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Mae Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Franklin (Frank) Grubbs (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Paul Brown, Sr. (WAYNEBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie P. Eidson (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Donnie Ray Williams (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Nell L. Swint (APPLING, Ga.)

Dr. Thomas J. Neal, Sr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Caldwell Prickett (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie P. Eidson (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Fred "Rusty" Rushton III (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Johnny Brady (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Essie B. Rowe (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennie Lee Poole (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mr. Glenn Leroy Lind (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ollie Bell Samuels (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James A. Jowers (BAMBERG, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Smoot (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie T. Abney (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Alzater Mae Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lizzie Lue Griffin (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Glenn Leroy Lind (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. F. Dennis Penton (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne R. Bull (HARLEM, GA.)

Mr. Jesus "Jessie" Javier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Hampton, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Essie B. Rowe (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tony DeLoach (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Williams, Sr. (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethelwyn Hattrich (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fannie Lou Wall (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. George Butler, Jr. (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Roy McGee (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Charles Shelley (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Adarius Wells (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Yvonne Stone (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Amerson Johnson (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Murray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Wilson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Bo Ginn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Overtime

Decade of success hasn't dulled Kwan's love for skating

Area sports announcements

Slovakia advances to Hopman Cup final
PERTH, Australia - Daniela Hantuchova beat Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands 6-4, 6-2 Friday and Dominik Hrbaty won his match when Peter Wessels pulled out with an injury, allowing Slovakia to advance to the Hopman Cup final against Argentina.

Decade of success hasn't dulled Kwan's love for skating
Michelle Kwan wasn't thinking about her legacy, how many medals she'd win or the records she'd break when she showed up for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships way back in 1993.

Overtime
Ty Votaw pauses at the end of each year to assess the recent past and near future of the LPGA Tour he has guided since 1999. This time, he came to a startling conclusion.

Overtime
In Los Angeles, Mickey Rooney's bare end zone won't be part of the Super Bowl advertising blitz, Fox TV said Friday.

Overtime
Ty Votaw pauses at the end of each year to assess the recent past and near future of the LPGA Tour he has guided since 1999. This time, he came to a startling conclusion.

Area sports announcements

Decade of success hasn't dulled Kwan's love for skating
Michelle Kwan wasn't thinking about her legacy, how many medals she'd win or the records she'd break when she showed up for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships way back in 1993.

Area sports announcements

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations might be required.

Deer hunting, Texas style
specialDeer hunting, Texas styleJerry Braun, 65, of Grovetown, took this fine nine-pointer during a recent whitetail hunt near Del Rio, Texas. To see more fishing and hunting photos, visit our online scrapbook at www.augustachronicle.com/sports/outdoors. If you'd like to share a photo, e-mail the image to rob.pavey@augustachronicle.com or mail to Rob Pavey, Outdoors Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, 4272 Washington Road, Suite 3-B, Evans, GA 30809.

Toot, toot
specialStandalone head goes hereJerry Braun, 65, of Grovetown, Ga, didn't let disabilities stand in her way during a recent whitetail hunt near Del Rio, Texas, where she took this fine nine-pointer. To see more fishing and hunting photos, visit our online scrapbook at www.augustachronicle.com/sports/outdoors. If you'd like to share a photo, email the image to rob.pavey@augustachronicle.com or mail to Rob Pavey, Outdoors Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, 4272 Washington Road, Suite 3-B, Evans, Ga., 30809.[CAPTION]

Toot, toot

Toot, toot
specialStandalone head goes hereJerry Braun, 65, of Grovetown, Ga, didn't let disabilities stand in her way during a recent whitetail hunt near Del Rio, Texas, where she took this fine nine-pointer. To see more fishing and hunting photos, visit our online scrapbook at www.augustachronicle.com/sports/outdoors. If you'd like to share a photo, email the image to rob.pavey@augustachronicle.com or mail to Rob Pavey, Outdoors Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, 4272 Washington Road, Suite 3-B, Evans, Ga., 30809.[CAPTION]

Deer hunting, Texas style

Deer hunting, Texas style
specialDeer hunting, Texas styleJerry Braun, 65, of Grovetown, took this fine nine-pointer during a recent whitetail hunt near Del Rio, Texas. To see more fishing and hunting photos, visit our online scrapbook at www.augustachronicle.com/sports/outdoors. If you'd like to share a photo, e-mail the image to rob.pavey@augustachronicle.com or mail to Rob Pavey, Outdoors Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, 4272 Washington Road, Suite 3-B, Evans, GA 30809.

Outdoors calendar

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations might be required.

Hunters want whitetails' expansion limit cut back
THOMSON - When Georgia expanded the limit on whitetails to an even dozen just two years ago, the idea was to thin a deer herd whose population was spiraling out of control.

Hunters want whitetails' expansion limit cut back
THOMSON - When Georgia expanded the limit on whitetails to an even dozen just two years ago, the idea was to thin a deer herd whose population was spiraling out of control.

GOP gets ready to flex muscles
ATLANTA - With complete control of the General Assembly now under their belts, Republicans will usher in a new era of state government when lawmakers convene Monday for this year's legislative session.

Democratic leadership hopefuls vow to study South
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. - Seven people who want to be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee seemed to understand Saturday what their party did not in the last election: You can't win the White House these days without appealing to Southern voters.

Towering Thompson still holding out
The largest football recruit in our area is faced with a month of life-altering decisions.

Josey girls coach hits another milestone
Josey coach Lynn Brantley watched her opponent warm up Friday night at the James Henry Roundtree Athletic Complex.

Josey's Brantley gets win No. 700
Josey's jewel shined for the 700th time across her 36 years of coaching Friday night.

Prep Basketball Scores

Towering Thompson still holding out
The largest football recruit in our area is faced with a month of life-altering decisions.

Josey girls coach hits another milestone
Josey coach Lynn Brantley watched her opponent warm up Friday night at the James Henry Roundtree Athletic Complex.

Josey's Brantley gets win No. 700
Josey's jewel shined for the 700th time across her 36 years of coaching Friday night.

Prep Basketball Scores

A Raven wins top defensive honors
NEW YORK - Ed Reed wasn't just the best defensive player on the Baltimore Ravens - no small feat with Ray Lewis as a teammate - he was the best defender in the NFL this season.

Vilma top choice for defensive rookie
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Jonathan Vilma finished working out at the University of Miami one day last spring when he spotted fellow Hurricane alum Santana Moss.

Colts, Broncos clash yet again
INDIANAPOLIS - Tony Dungy walked off the practice field and acknowledged the challenge.

Vikings, Packers expect nail-biter
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Ryan Longwell expects today's showdown between the evenly matched Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers to come down to a last-second field goal.

Colts, Broncos clash yet again
INDIANAPOLIS - Tony Dungy walked off the practice field and acknowledged the challenge.

Rams' trifecta pays off
SEATTLE - The St. Louis Rams can say they're the first 8-8 team to win in the playoffs.

Jets capitalize on rookie's bad kick
SAN DIEGO - Chad Pennington's shoulder held up well enough to throw Marty Schottenheimer and the San Diego Chargers right out of the playoffs.

Vilma top choice for defensive rookie
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Jonathan Vilma finished working out at the University of Miami one day last spring when he spotted fellow Hurricane alum Santana Moss.

A Raven wins top defensive honors
NEW YORK - Ed Reed wasn't just the best defensive player on the Baltimore Ravens - no small feat with Ray Lewis as a teammate - he was the best defender in the NFL this season.

Vikings, Packers expect nail-biter
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Ryan Longwell expects today's showdown between the evenly matched Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers to come down to a last-second field goal.

Metro Kidz shares faith, fun with area youngsters
Daniel Burkett, a 13-year-old from Warrenville, was unsure what to expect at Gilbert Manor, but that didn't stop him.

An N.C. expert joins critics of claims in 'Da Vinci Code'
Dan Brown's historical thriller "The Da Vinci Code" continues to be a sales smash, with a movie version to follow.

Faiths honor victims in Asia
DALLAS - Members of the Dallas/Fort Worth Hindu Temple held a deepa puja Jan. 2. The "prayer of light," honoring victims of southern Asia's earthquake and tsunamis, felt something like a candlelight vigil in any church or synagogue.

It takes courage to lead God's ministry
The gospel writer Mark is a person I would like to have known.

An N.C. expert joins critics of claims in 'Da Vinci Code'
Dan Brown's historical thriller "The Da Vinci Code" continues to be a sales smash, with a movie version to follow.

Church will recall pastor as it moves
Former Augusta-area pastor Jesse Wiggins, 64, was dressed for church and holding his sermon Dec. 26 when a heart attack ended his life at his Bethalto, Ill., home.

Minister will lead Bible-based women's coalition
The year 2005 will have Angeleen Walker coming and going.

Faiths honor victims in Asia
DALLAS - Members of the Dallas/Fort Worth Hindu Temple held a deepa puja Jan. 2. The "prayer of light," honoring victims of southern Asia's earthquake and tsunamis, felt something like a candlelight vigil in any church or synagogue.

It takes courage to lead God's ministry
The gospel writer Mark is a person I would like to have known.

Metro Kidz shares faith, fun with area youngsters
Daniel Burkett, a 13-year-old from Warrenville, was unsure what to expect at Gilbert Manor, but that didn't stop him.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Church will recall pastor as it moves
Former Augusta-area pastor Jesse Wiggins, 64, was dressed for church and holding his sermon Dec. 26 when a heart attack ended his life at his Bethalto, Ill., home.

Minister will lead Bible-based women's coalition
The year 2005 will have Angeleen Walker coming and going.

Hunters want whitetails' expansion limit cut back

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

TV offering from Stewart's company not a good thing

CBS to develop movie based on Amber Frey's book
LOS ANGELES - CBS has bought the rights to make a TV movie based on Amber Frey's book.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
It's no mystery why Hallmark Channel has introduced its original mystery movie fixture every Friday.

TV offering from Stewart's company not a good thing
The latest cooking show from Martha Stewart's company should have been a good thing. But it isn't, and fixing it should be at the top of the domestic diva's post-prison to-do list.

CBS to develop movie based on Amber Frey's book

CBS to develop movie based on Amber Frey's book
LOS ANGELES - CBS has bought the rights to make a TV movie based on Amber Frey's book.

Feminist icon joins Britain's 'Celebrity Big Brother'
LONDON - She's a feminist icon - and now, reality TV fodder. Germaine Greer, whose 1970 book "The Female Eunuch" provided intellectual fuel for the women's movement, has agreed to spend two weeks locked in a house on the British show "Celebrity Big Brother" with, among others, Brigitte Nielsen, Sylvester Stallone's ex-wife.

Feminist icon joins Britain's 'Celebrity Big Brother'

Feminist icon joins Britain's 'Celebrity Big Brother'
LONDON - She's a feminist icon - and now, reality TV fodder. Germaine Greer, whose 1970 book "The Female Eunuch" provided intellectual fuel for the women's movement, has agreed to spend two weeks locked in a house on the British show "Celebrity Big Brother" with, among others, Brigitte Nielsen, Sylvester Stallone's ex-wife.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
It's no mystery why Hallmark Channel has introduced its original mystery movie fixture every Friday.

TV offering from Stewart's company not a good thing
The latest cooking show from Martha Stewart's company should have been a good thing. But it isn't, and fixing it should be at the top of the domestic diva's post-prison to-do list.

People in the News

Tigers dominate Bulldogs

Powers in SEC battle today
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia and Louisiana State University split a pair of games last season, but it was the order of the wins that made all the difference.

Tigers dominate Bulldogs
BATON ROUGE, La. - Seimone Augustus' second-half scoring run came to an abrupt end Saturday when the Louisiana State University guard crashed into the post under the basket while going for a layup.

Powers in SEC battle today
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia and Louisiana State University split a pair of games last season, but it was the order of the wins that made all the difference.

Powers in SEC battle today

Tigers dominate Bulldogs
BATON ROUGE, La. - Seimone Augustus' second-half scoring run came to an abrupt end Saturday when the Louisiana State University guard crashed into the post under the basket while going for a layup.

Gamecocks school Georgia
COLUMBIA - Georgia saw an early lead erased in a matter of minutes Saturday and transformed into the second-worst loss of the season.

Freshman goes from manager to Gamecocks player
COLUMBIA - Ebony Jones will never be an All-American. She'll never draw all-conference praise. She might not ever start a game. She's still, in fact, waiting for her first minutes.

Gamecocks school Georgia

Freshman goes from manager to Gamecocks player

Gamecocks school Georgia
COLUMBIA - Georgia saw an early lead erased in a matter of minutes Saturday and transformed into the second-worst loss of the season.

Freshman goes from manager to Gamecocks player
COLUMBIA - Ebony Jones will never be an All-American. She'll never draw all-conference praise. She might not ever start a game. She's still, in fact, waiting for her first minutes.

Viewer sues NBC over 'Fear Factor' rat-eating episode

Retirees steer toward flashy carts

Store greeter fired over semi-naked picture of himself

Odds and Ends

An N.C. expert joins critics of claims in 'Da Vinci Code'

Church will recall pastor as it moves

It takes courage to lead God's ministry

Faiths honor victims in Asia

Faith Calendar

Minister will lead Bible-based women's coalition

Metro Kidz shares faith, fun with area youngsters