Some use cheese, ham and other foods to create art
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - It's tough looking at Mondongo's art on an empty stomach. The group of three young artists uses cold cuts, cookies and other unusual items to create literal feasts for the eyes.

Some use cheese, ham and other foods to create art

Some use cheese, ham and other foods to create art
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - It's tough looking at Mondongo's art on an empty stomach. The group of three young artists uses cold cuts, cookies and other unusual items to create literal feasts for the eyes.

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

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.

Beltran, Mets working on $119M contract
NEW YORK - Carlos Beltran is on the verge of following Pedro Martinez to the New York Mets.

'The Naughts' is perfect name for this decade

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.

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.

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

Amani Rose Nikol Williams

Nyhier Celentos Sullivan

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Ashton Taylor Duckworth

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.

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.

FBI hunts cross-dressing bank robber
ATLANTA - The FBI is seeking help in nabbing a man who robbed an Atlanta bank dressed as a woman on Friday.

Sinkhole swallows house in Florida
ORANGE CITY, Fla. - A large sinkhole opened up Sunday, destroying one house, damaging a second and forcing the evacuation of 11 others. No injuries were reported.

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.

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.

Texas company wants to sell Biosphere 2
TUCSON, Ariz. — The company that owns Biosphere 2 Center, 3.1 glass-enclosed acres designed to simulate the Earth's environment, has put the site up for sale.

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.

Sinkhole swallows house in Florida
ORANGE CITY, Fla. - A large sinkhole opened up Sunday, destroying one house, damaging a second and forcing the evacuation of 11 others. No injuries were reported.

Texas company wants to sell Biosphere 2
TUCSON, Ariz. The company that owns Biosphere 2 Center, 3.1 glass-enclosed acres designed to simulate the Earth's environment, has put the site up for sale.

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?

U.S. companies' tsunami relief donations total $180 million
NEW YORK - U.S. companies have donated more than $180 million in cash and products to assist victims of the tsunami that ravaged South Asia two weeks ago - an outpouring some philanthropy experts say may eventually exceed corporate giving tied to the 2001 terrorist attacks.

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.

Inflation settling in with improving economy

Delta's effort to recapture business travelers won't be easy
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc.'s strategy to recapture business travelers by overhauling its fare structure is looking like a risky financial bet whose success probably will depend on whether the nation's third largest carrier can further cut costs.

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

Property transfers

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:

Inflation settling in with improving economy
HARRISBURG, Pa. - After a decade of relatively tame prices, consumers are starting to feel the "ouch" of inflation as the cost of everything from coffee, candy and home appliances is marching higher.

Investors build houses for executives

U.S. companies' tsunami relief donations total $180 million

Experts have advice for renting homes during tournament

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.

Get organized for tax time

On the move

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

Delta's effort to recapture business travelers won't be easy
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc.'s strategy to recapture business travelers by overhauling its fare structure is looking like a risky financial bet whose success probably will depend on whether the nation's third largest carrier can further cut costs.

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?

Survey: U.S. gas prices dip slightly
CAMARILLO, Calif. - Gas prices have dipped slightly since last month, but the good news at the pump might not last, an industry analyst said Sunday.

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.

U.S. companies' tsunami relief donations total $180 million
NEW YORK - U.S. companies have donated more than $180 million in cash and products to assist victims of the tsunami that ravaged South Asia two weeks ago - an outpouring some philanthropy experts say may eventually exceed corporate giving tied to the 2001 terrorist attacks.

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.

Delta's effort to recapture business travelers won't be easy

Inflation settling in with improving economy
HARRISBURG, Pa. - After a decade of relatively tame prices, consumers are starting to feel the "ouch" of inflation as the cost of everything from coffee, candy and home appliances is marching higher.

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:

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

No. 2 Kansas holds off No. 8 Kentucky

Southern schools roundup

Top 25 roundup

ACC roundup

SEC roundup

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.

Vigilance after 9-11
Since 9-11, Americans have been asked by Homeland Security authorities to be a little more aware about whats going on around them and to alert authorities if they see anything going on thats out of the ordinary, or might be considered suspicious. Many people find this request confusing. How alert should we be? And whats unusual enough to warrant a report?

S.C.'s No. 1 priority
South Carolina is proof that the traditional power struggle between the executive and legislative branches of government doesnt go away because one party is in charge of both.

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

Un-American challenge

Opportunity for new start

S.C.'s No. 1 priority

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

S.C.'s No. 1 priority
South Carolina is proof that the traditional power struggle between the executive and legislative branches of government doesn’t go away because one party is in charge of both.

Woman sues KISS' Gene Simmons for slander
NEW YORK - A woman who says she is a former girlfriend of KISS rocker Gene Simmons is suing him for slander, saying the bass guitarist made her sound like a "sex-addicted nymphomaniac" during a "rockumentary" on VH-1 television.

Kathie Lee Gifford charts a new course in musical theater
NEW YORK - In the bowels of a small theater in a seedy section of town, Kathie Lee Gifford is being a little naughty.

Paul Newman unhurt in race car fire
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Academy Award-winning actor Paul Newman escaped injury Saturday when the race car he was testing caught fire following a spin at Daytona International Speedway.

Kathie Lee Gifford charts a new course in musical theater
NEW YORK - In the bowels of a small theater in a seedy section of town, Kathie Lee Gifford is being a little naughty.

Paul Newman unhurt in race car fire
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Academy Award-winning actor Paul Newman escaped injury Saturday when the race car he was testing caught fire following a spin at Daytona International Speedway.

Nicole Kidman honored at film festival
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Today's movie superstars met up with the old guard on one soggy red carpet for the gala awards presentation at the 16th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Nicole Kidman honored at film festival
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Today's movie superstars met up with the old guard on one soggy red carpet for the gala awards presentation at the 16th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Steady Singh again out front

Golfer savors hall of fame honor

Towering Thompson still holding out

'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.

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.

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.

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.

Workers removing chlorine from railcar damaged in train wreck
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. -- Crews worked Monday to neutralize and remove chlorine gas still leaking from a railcar damaged in a train wreck that killed nine people last week and injured hundreds more.

Officials patch leaking tanker
The tanker leaking chlorine in Graniteville has been patched and officials were siphoning gas out of the tanker Monday morning. Authorities said all cleanup efforts will focus on securing the area before any of the wreckage would be removed - a process that could take several days.

Former official pleads guilty to stealing state funds
ATLANTA - Georgia's former deputy state schools superintendent pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy, theft of federal funds and wire fraud charges in a federal investigation of campaign funds.

ACLU is out to bash Christianity
Now that the holiday season is over, well have to wait at least until Easter for a rerun of Christian-bashing. Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union and their cronies will be busy looking for more ways to remove God and Christ from our American history. Bob Groothand, 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

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

ACLU is out to bash Christianity

Come on, who's really evil here?
The Democratic agenda is evil. I read the letter from Anne Cook (Presidents war agenda i Steven King, Belvedere, S.C.

Wars painful, but must be fought

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

True democracies are dangerous

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

So what about women in combat?

Wars painful, but must be fought
I was shocked to see the letter from Anne Cook about the war in Iraq (Presidents war agenda is evil, Jan. 4). Ms. Cook referred to the war as uncivilized, immoral and ungodly. Kirk P. Stiles, Augusta

City leaders: Learn economics

Perception worked against Bush
The criticism, right or wrong, of the Bush administrations initial reaction to the disaster in Asia points to one void we have in our vital role as a world leader: perception. Walter Hewet, Augusta

Perception worked against Bush

World must see our compassion

Come on, who's really evil here?

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.

Wars painful, but must be fought
I was shocked to see the letter from Anne Cook about the war in Iraq (“President’s war agenda is evil,” Jan. 4). Ms. Cook referred to the war as “uncivilized,” “immoral” and “ungodly.”Kirk P. Stiles, 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

Come on, who's really evil here?
The Democratic agenda is evil. I read the letter from Anne Cook (“President’s war agenda iSteven King, Belvedere, 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.

Perception worked against Bush
The criticism, right or wrong, of the Bush administration’s initial reaction to the disaster in Asia points to one void we have in our vital role as a world leader: perception.Walter Hewet, Augusta

ACLU is out to bash Christianity
Now that the holiday season is over, we’ll have to wait at least until Easter for a rerun of Christian-bashing. Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union and their cronies will be busy looking for more ways to remove God and Christ from our American history.Bob Groothand, Augusta

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

In the know

Impromptu visitors might not be welcome

Aging Japan rethinks how to deal with the dead

Electronics makers hawk solid products

Celery can get dog very agitated

'Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater' a stylish, cinematic thrill

Parents search for family-friendly games

Entrepreneurs bet on 'exergaming' future

Michigan woman learns to live, garden in South

Plan ahead to take historic tour of White House

Women share awareness, treatment options, friendship to fight cancert

Resolved: I will do something around the house

Electronics makers hawk solid products
LAS VEGAS - The world's premier consumer electronics show wouldn't be complete without the fanciful and outlandish: A smart oven preserved and cooked meals based on remote commands, while a 102-inch plasma TV - taller than the 8-foot walls in many homes - inspired ooohs and aaahs from couch potatoes.

Aging Japan rethinks how to deal with the dead
TOKYO - Hidenobu Murakawa stops his tour for a moment and apologizes for the interruption. The crematorium is his pride and joy. He helped design it and he clearly loves to show it off. But it's the midday crunch, and he doesn't want to disturb the bereaved.

Entrepreneurs bet on 'exergaming' future
LAS VEGAS - Consumer electronics companies commonly cater to couch potatoes by pitching bigger television sets, more mesmerizing video games and remote controls that can even place online orders for pizza. But a small cadre of entrepreneurs at the world's largest technology exposition hope their gizmos make you work up a sweat.

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.

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.

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

Parents search for family-friendly games
As president of Activision Publishing, Kathy Vrabeck helps promote and develop games like "Doom 3," "Tony Hawk's Underground 2" and "Call of Duty." But she might think twice before buying those top-sellers for her 7-year-old son. In a gaming world where violence reigns, parents like Vrabeck are searching for family-friendly titles bearing a rating of "E" - for everyone.

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

'Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater' a stylish, cinematic thrill
Don't let a funny title like "Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater" fool you - this latest PlayStation 2 offering from Japanese video game guru Hideo Kojima is serious fun.

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.

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.

Entrepreneurs bet on 'exergaming' future
LAS VEGAS - Consumer electronics companies commonly cater to couch potatoes by pitching bigger television sets, more mesmerizing video games and remote controls that can even place online orders for pizza. But a small cadre of entrepreneurs at the world's largest technology exposition hope their gizmos make you work up a sweat.

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.

'Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater' a stylish, cinematic thrill
Don't let a funny title like "Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater" fool you - this latest PlayStation 2 offering from Japanese video game guru Hideo Kojima is serious fun.

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.

Aging Japan rethinks how to deal with the dead
TOKYO - Hidenobu Murakawa stops his tour for a moment and apologizes for the interruption. The crematorium is his pride and joy. He helped design it and he clearly loves to show it off. But it's the midday crunch, and he doesn't want to disturb the bereaved.

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

Electronics makers hawk solid products
LAS VEGAS - The world's premier consumer electronics show wouldn't be complete without the fanciful and outlandish: A smart oven preserved and cooked meals based on remote commands, while a 102-inch plasma TV - taller than the 8-foot walls in many homes - inspired ooohs and aaahs from couch potatoes.

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.

Parents search for family-friendly games
As president of Activision Publishing, Kathy Vrabeck helps promote and develop games like "Doom 3," "Tony Hawk's Underground 2" and "Call of Duty." But she might think twice before buying those top-sellers for her 7-year-old son. In a gaming world where violence reigns, parents like Vrabeck are searching for family-friendly titles bearing a rating of "E" - for everyone.

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

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.

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.

Lynx stick it to Gators
Eric Johansson wasn't with the Augusta Lynx the last time they played the Louisiana IceGators.

Lynx pull out close win on road vs. Gladiators

Lynx stick it to Gators

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 stick it to Gators
Eric Johansson wasn't with the Augusta Lynx the last time they played the Louisiana IceGators.

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.

Jail merger might prove too costly

Survivor was gasping for breath
BATH - Mark Broome's first reaction was to drive away as fast as possible.

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.

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.

Answers to your questions about the Graniteville accident

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 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.

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.

Funeral services
Funeral services have been scheduled for several of the men killed during Thursdays train accident and chlorine release:

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

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.

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.

Many evacuees say work has to wait

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.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A march in Greenville on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday should highlight the county's need to honor the slain civil rights leader with a paid holiday for workers, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Sunday.

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.

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

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.

Jail merger might prove too costly
This year, a Richmond County grand jury recommended that the sheriff's office consolidate its jail facilities in one location instead of two.

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.

Five questions with Thom Berry
Thom Berry is the chief spokesman for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

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.

Across Georgia
MILLEDGEVILLE - Georgia Military College not only has seen its student body dwindle with the deployment of troops to Iraq, but the institution also is taking a financial hit because of the war.

Survivor says he thought he wouldn't live

Mental health center CEO works to get things straight
Chuck Williamson is used to steering a community health center out of troubled financial waters. In his native West Virginia, Mr. Williamson overcame a $1 million deficit in his first CEO job. Now he has taken the helm of the Community Mental Health Center of East Central Georgia, whose financial woes are partly blamed on former officials now under federal indictment.

Correction

Several schools will stay shut down

Across Georgia

Senator calls for summit after deadly accident

Across Georgia

More information for the Graniteville community

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.

Rants and Raves
This is a rant for the Norfolk Southern Railroad and claim agents for trying to take advantage of frightened people who need help, offering them $300 with a disclaimer that says it's full and final settlement. What a bunch of crooks. You destroy people's homes, cause the deaths of innocent people, then you try to rip off the survivors. What a bunch of lowlifes.

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.

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.

The week ahead
The new year has barely made its entrance, and already so much has happened. We all watched in awe as the tragic tsunami struck the Asian coast just after Christmas, and were more awe-stricken as the death toll continued rising to unthinkable numbers.

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.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Kerry Munoz, 4, of Martinez.

Sanford, lawmakers get ready to discuss budget
AIKEN - South Carolina lawmakers start their next session Tuesday, with the stage set for the ongoing political melodrama between Gov. Mark Sanford and fellow Republicans who control both houses of the Legislature.

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.

Senator calls for summit
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said a summit on train speeds, crossings and other rail safety issues in this cramped mill town has been scheduled for Jan. 20.

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.

More information for the Graniteville community
Those seeking information or assistance should call the community help number 211.

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:

Mill tries to ease pain of workers' families
GRANITEVILLE - The tiny town of Graniteville is deathly silent - an unusual sound for a town that is normally buzzing with the sounds of machinery and the drone of tractor-trailers at its plants.

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Rants and Raves
This is a rant for the Norfolk Southern Railroad and claim agents for trying to take advantage of frightened people who need help, offering them $300 with a disclaimer that says it's full and final settlement. What a bunch of crooks. You destroy people's homes, cause the deaths of innocent people, then you try to rip off the survivors. What a bunch of lowlifes.

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Artifacts from shipwreck on Georgia's coast for sale
ATLANTA - For a marine exploration firm retrieving Civil War-era artifacts from a steamer that sank off the Georgia coast in 1865, gold is not all that glitters.

Across the southeast

Sanford, lawmakers get ready to discuss budget
AIKEN - South Carolina lawmakers start their next session Tuesday, with the stage set for the ongoing political melodrama between Gov. Mark Sanford and fellow Republicans who control both houses of the Legislature.

Funeral services scheduled for Graniteville victims

Tours offer glimpse into state's history

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

March recalls King's efforts

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

Columbia County - Population: 101,000

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

The week ahead
The new year has barely made its entrance, and already so much has happened. We all watched in awe as the tragic tsunami struck the Asian coast just after Christmas, and were more awe-stricken as the death toll continued rising to unthinkable numbers.

Across the area

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

Reader questions about train wreck

Church worships despite closure

Kid of the Day

The week ahead

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

Plug stops leak in car

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Relieved families return to homes

Survivor was gasping for breath

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mental health center CEO works to get things straight
Chuck Williamson is used to steering a community health center out of troubled financial waters. In his native West Virginia, Mr. Williamson overcame a $1 million deficit in his first CEO job. Now he has taken the helm of the Community Mental Health Center of East Central Georgia, whose financial woes are partly blamed on former officials now under federal indictment.

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:

Columbia County - Population: 101,000
One hundred thousand.

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.

Church worships despite closure
BATH - One thing has remained constant since Christian Heritage Church of Graniteville opened in 1931: Every Sunday, its members have come together to worship.

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.

Many pets found safe after spill
BURNETTOWN - When Theresa Hutto evacuated her Graniteville home Thursday evening with her husband and two children, she was forced to leave two family members behind.

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.

Reader questions about train wreck
The following are questions from our readers sent to augustachronicle.com. Our staff is working to respond to as many of them as possible. If you have a question, please visit our online site to submit it.

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.

People go back to get recheck
Health problems from Thursday's deadly Graniteville chemical spill linger as area hospitals reported rounds of repeat patients Sunday.

Anniversary of girl's death reinforces parents' mission

Many evacuees say work has to wait
WARRENVILLE - Graniteville residents forced to evacuate their homes face the beginning of a new work week without the clothes, cars and, in some cases, the motivation to head to the office or factory.

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

Plug stops leak in car
GRANITEVILLE - Salvage workers successfully plugged a ruptured tank car that was leaking deadly chlorine at the wreck site of a Norfolk Southern freight train days after the accident that killed nine people, authorities said Sunday.

Rants and raves
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Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Kerry Munoz, 4, of Martinez.

Chlorine may cause long-term ailments

Across the area
A 33-year-old man who police say escaped from the Screven County jail Saturday night was arrested at his mother's house Sunday afternoon, police said.

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.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A march in Greenville on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday should highlight the county's need to honor the slain civil rights leader with a paid holiday for workers, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Sunday.

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.

Columbia County - Population: 101,000
One hundred thousand.

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

Jail merger might prove too costly
This year, a Richmond County grand jury recommended that the sheriff's office consolidate its jail facilities in one location instead of two.

Artifacts from shipwreck on Georgia's coast for sale

Mental health center CEO works to get things straight

Body pulled from pond

Augustan who disappeared was stabbed

City chief knows politics

Barnes to lead school board

Artifacts from shipwreck on Georgia's coast for sale
ATLANTA - For a marine exploration firm retrieving Civil War-era artifacts from a steamer that sank off the Georgia coast in 1865, gold is not all that glitters.

USC Aiken open, Aiken Tech closed Monday

Across the area
A 33-year-old man who police say escaped from the Screven County jail Saturday night was arrested at his mother's house Sunday afternoon, police said.

More closings and contact information

Across Georgia
MILLEDGEVILLE - Georgia Military College not only has seen its student body dwindle with the deployment of troops to Iraq, but the institution also is taking a financial hit because of the war.

Mill tries to ease pain of workers' families

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
This is a rant for the Norfolk Southern Railroad and claim agents for trying to take advantage of frightened people who need help, offering them $300 with a disclaimer that says it's full and final settlement. What a bunch of crooks. You destroy people's homes, cause the deaths of innocent people, then you try to rip off the survivors. What a bunch of lowlifes.

Ninth victim found dead

Many pets found safe after spill
BURNETTOWN - When Theresa Hutto evacuated her Graniteville home Thursday evening with her husband and two children, she was forced to leave two family members behind.

Funeral services

Plug stops leak in car
GRANITEVILLE - Salvage workers successfully plugged a ruptured tank car that was leaking deadly chlorine at the wreck site of a Norfolk Southern freight train days after the accident that killed nine people, authorities said Sunday.

Sanford, lawmakers get ready to discuss budget

Survivor was gasping for breath
BATH - Mark Broome's first reaction was to drive away as fast as possible.

GOP gets ready to flex muscles

Many evacuees say work has to wait
WARRENVILLE - Graniteville residents forced to evacuate their homes face the beginning of a new work week without the clothes, cars and, in some cases, the motivation to head to the office or factory.

Many pets found safe after spill

Mill tries to ease pain of workers' families
GRANITEVILLE - The tiny town of Graniteville is deathly silent - an unusual sound for a town that is normally buzzing with the sounds of machinery and the drone of tractor-trailers at its plants.

Democratic leadership hopefuls vow to study South

Reader questions about train wreck
The following are questions from our readers sent to augustachronicle.com. Our staff is working to respond to as many of them as possible. If you have a question, please visit our online site to submit it.

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

More information for the Graniteville community
Those seeking information or assistance should call the community help number 211.

Church worships despite closure
BATH - One thing has remained constant since Christian Heritage Church of Graniteville opened in 1931: Every Sunday, its members have come together to worship.

Stranger things have happened...
The other morning, my wife handed me the phone after talking on it awhile. I had no idea who was on the line.

Bardem gives stellar performance in 'The Sea Inside'
NEW YORK - To portray a real-life quadriplegic in "The Sea Inside," Javier Bardem decided to focus on "the voice and the eyes."

'Fockers' retains box office crown

Teens' documentary about shooting earns spot at Sundance
NEW YORK - It began as a small documentary by two teenage filmmakers about guns, death and grief at a Brooklyn housing project.

'Fockers' retains box office crown
LOS ANGELES - The horror of meeting the in-laws beat out the fright flick at theaters this weekend. "Meet the Fockers" took in $28.5 million to remain the top movie for the third straight weekend, holding off the horror newcomer "White Noise," which debuted a strong No. 2 with $24 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Bardem gives stellar performance in 'The Sea Inside'
NEW YORK - To portray a real-life quadriplegic in "The Sea Inside," Javier Bardem decided to focus on "the voice and the eyes."

'Fockers' retains box office crown
LOS ANGELES - The horror of meeting the in-laws beat out the fright flick at theaters this weekend. "Meet the Fockers" took in $28.5 million to remain the top movie for the third straight weekend, holding off the horror newcomer "White Noise," which debuted a strong No. 2 with $24 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Bardem gives stellar performance in 'The Sea Inside'

Willie Nelson plays tsunami benefit show

Willie Nelson plays tsunami benefit show
AUSTIN, Texas - For Willie Nelson, picking and singing to raise money for relief efforts from the Asian tsunami is a natural gesture.

Willie Nelson plays tsunami benefit show
AUSTIN, Texas - For Willie Nelson, picking and singing to raise money for relief efforts from the Asian tsunami is a natural gesture.

Australian singer making a mark with lovelorn laments
NEW YORK - A quick glance across Seventh Avenue reminds Kasey Chambers of her place in the pecking order of Australian entertainers, export division.

Australian singer making a mark with lovelorn laments

Australian singer making a mark with lovelorn laments
NEW YORK - A quick glance across Seventh Avenue reminds Kasey Chambers of her place in the pecking order of Australian entertainers, export division.

Bryant accuser wants public airing of suit
DENVER - An attorney for the woman accusing Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant of rape said Sunday she wants a public airing of her lawsuit in Denver federal court as soon as possible.

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.

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.

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

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

No. 2 Kansas holds off No. 8 Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Playing without its standout inside player, No. 2 Kansas got 28 points from the frontline of C.J. Giles, Christian Moody and Sasha Kaun on Sunday in a 65-59 victory over No. 8 Kentucky.

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.

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.

No. 2 Kansas holds off No. 8 Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Playing without its standout inside player, No. 2 Kansas got 28 points from the frontline of C.J. Giles, Christian Moody and Sasha Kaun on Sunday in a 65-59 victory over No. 8 Kentucky.

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.

Colts, Broncos clash yet again

Vikings, Packers expect nail-biter

Vikings roll over stunned Packers

Defenders gain focus on scoring in Atlanta

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Mrs. Agnes Tarvin Goodman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. James Mitchell (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Tacoma Youngblood (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. John Henry Harden, Jr. (PHILADELPHIA, Penn.)

Ms. Deborah Jean Darnell (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Fred

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

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

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

Mr. Raymond A. Dunlap (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Java Lou Rousey (TIGNALL, Ga.)

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

Mr. John Michael Munch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. James H. Cato Jr. (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Lillie Mae Lovett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Charles L. Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Area sports announcements

Overtime

NCAA eyes basketball, football proposals

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
A.J. Obleton of the Augusta Boxing Club won two matches at the East Coast Silver Gloves Tournament at May Park Gym last weekend to advance to the National Silver Gloves Tournament in Independence, Mo., in February.

NCAA eyes basketball, football proposals
GRAPEVINE, Texas - While most of the proposals from basketball coaches seeking more access to players and prospects will get further consideration from the NCAA, they are a long way from gaining final approval.

NCAA eyes basketball, football proposals
GRAPEVINE, Texas - While most of the proposals from basketball coaches seeking more access to players and prospects will get further consideration from the NCAA, they are a long way from gaining final approval.

Area sports announcements

Area sports announcements

Overtime
A.J. Obleton of the Augusta Boxing Club won two matches at the East Coast Silver Gloves Tournament at May Park Gym last weekend to advance to the National Silver Gloves Tournament in Independence, Mo., in February.

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

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

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.

Outdoors calendar

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Vikings roll over stunned Packers
GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Minnesota Vikings got the last laugh on the Green Bay Packers, and Randy Moss stuck around for every sweet second of this one. Moss caught two touchdown passes, making good on his promise to atone for walking off the field last week while his teammates were trying to win their regular season finale, and the Vikings rolled to a 31-17 victory over the stunned Packers on Sunday.

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

Defenders gain focus on scoring in Atlanta
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Watching his defense score touchdowns is nothing new to Ed Donatell.

Vikings roll over stunned Packers
GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Minnesota Vikings got the last laugh on the Green Bay Packers, and Randy Moss stuck around for every sweet second of this one. Moss caught two touchdown passes, making good on his promise to atone for walking off the field last week while his teammates were trying to win their regular season finale, and the Vikings rolled to a 31-17 victory over the stunned Packers on Sunday.

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.

Defenders gain focus on scoring in Atlanta
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Watching his defense score touchdowns is nothing new to Ed Donatell.

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 lasso overmatched Broncos
INDIANAPOLIS - With Marvin Harrison shut down early, Peyton Manning went to Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark in building an insurmountable first-half lead Sunday. The NFL Offensive Player of the Year had 457 yards passing, second most in playoffs history, in Indianapolis' 49-24 victory over Denver.

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.

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

Hunters want whitetails' expansion limit cut back

Two military-themed channels unveiled
NEW YORK - Ten-hut! When the Military Channel reports for duty Monday at 2000 hours, it will be a boon for armchair generals and fans of corporate warfare, too.

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

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

What's new for TV's midseason?
NEW YORK - As in most TV seasons, the networks' 2004 fall feast was served and largely rejected by viewers. Now the networks are hastily laying out the next course.

Two military-themed channels unveiled

Two military-themed channels unveiled
NEW YORK - Ten-hut! When the Military Channel reports for duty Monday at 2000 hours, it will be a boon for armchair generals and fans of corporate warfare, too.

What's new for TV's midseason?
NEW YORK - As in most TV seasons, the networks' 2004 fall feast was served and largely rejected by viewers. Now the networks are hastily laying out the next course.

What's new for TV's midseason?

Kathie Lee Gifford charts a new course in musical theater

Nicole Kidman honored at film festival

Paul Newman unhurt in race car fire

Tigers dominate Bulldogs

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.

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.

Gamecocks school Georgia

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.

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.

Texas company wants to sell Biosphere 2

Store greeter fired over semi-naked picture of himself

Retirees steer toward flashy carts

Sinkhole swallows house in Florida