Author looks at beauty's history
NEW YORK - Women once stuffed sacks full of antelope hair into their shirts to make their breasts seem bigger, were blinded by mascara and sickened by poisons used in hair-removal creams. Not only is beauty pain, it's also bizarre.

Actor recalls effect participation in theater had on life
Jonathan Mallett is grateful for the positive impact the Augusta Mini Theatre Community Arts School has had on his life.

Actor recalls effect participation in theater had on life
Jonathan Mallett is grateful for the positive impact the Augusta Mini Theatre Community Arts School has had on his life.

Actor recalls effect participation in theater had on life

Actor recalls effect participation in theater had on life
Jonathan Mallett is grateful for the positive impact the Augusta Mini Theatre Community Arts School has had on his life.

Common stories of juveniles inspire man's ideas for play

Common stories of juveniles inspire man's ideas for play
Augusta Mini Theatre director Tyrone Butler has been researching his latest play for more than a decade.

Actor recalls effect participation in theater had on life

Actor recalls effect participation in theater had on life
Jonathan Mallett is grateful for the positive impact the Augusta Mini Theatre Community Arts School has had on his life.

Common stories of juveniles inspire man's ideas for play
Augusta Mini Theatre director Tyrone Butler has been researching his latest play for more than a decade.

Randy Johnson apologized for confrontation
NEW YORK - Right away, Randy Johnson ran into trouble in New York.

A's close to signing Japanese pitcher Yabu
OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland Athletics are close to finalizing a contract with free agent right-handed pitcher Keiichi Yabu.

Randy Johnson apologized for confrontation

Randy Johnson apologized for confrontation
NEW YORK - Right away, Randy Johnson ran into trouble in New York.

Beltran joins 'the new Mets'

Beltran joins 'the new Mets'
NEW YORK - Carlos Beltran joined what he called "the new Mets" on Tuesday, finalizing his $119 million, seven-year contract with New York.

Beltran joins 'the new Mets'
NEW YORK - Carlos Beltran joined what he called "the new Mets" on Tuesday, finalizing his $119 million, seven-year contract with New York.

Boy has received 130,000 cards and counting
CANTON, Ga. - Christmas is still going strong for 14-year-old Nick Waters.

You want fries with that?
UNION, Mo. - Ann McDonald knew the baby was coming and there wasn't a hospital in sight, so she pulled over and delivered the child outside - appropriately enough - a McDonald's restaurant.

Odds and Ends
UNION, Mo. - Ann McDonald knew the baby was coming and there wasn't a hospital in sight, so she pulled over and delivered the child outside - appropriately enough - a McDonald's restaurant.

Library puts Stewart's 'America' back on shelves
GULFPORT, Miss. - A library board reversed a ban on comedian Jon Stewart's best-selling satirical book, which it had passed because of its image of Supreme Court justices' faces superimposed on naked bodies.

Odds and Ends
UNION, Mo. - Ann McDonald knew the baby was coming and there wasn't a hospital in sight, so she pulled over and delivered the child outside - appropriately enough - a McDonald's restaurant.

Library puts Stewart's 'America' back on shelves
GULFPORT, Miss. - A library board reversed a ban on comedian Jon Stewart's best-selling satirical book, which it had passed because of its image of Supreme Court justices' faces superimposed on naked bodies.

Boy has received 130,000 cards and counting
CANTON, Ga. - Christmas is still going strong for 14-year-old Nick Waters.

You want fries with that?
UNION, Mo. - Ann McDonald knew the baby was coming and there wasn't a hospital in sight, so she pulled over and delivered the child outside - appropriately enough - a McDonald's restaurant.

Honda enters the truck market
DETROIT - Honda Motor Co. officially entered the truck market Monday with the 2006 Ridgeline mid-size pickup

Marketing director isn't worried
Augusta Regional Airport's new marketing director is starting work just as the airport deals with the aftereffects of Continental Express' bitter goodbye, the possibility of US Airways falling flat and the mad dash to build a long-awaited new terminal.

U.S. ski resorts could see record year
DENVER - American ski resorts are primed for their best season in years, helped by a weak U.S. dollar, warm winter in Europe and a bonanza of snow in the West.

AMD stock down after income warning

Fliers urged to use credit

Smaller cars remain key sales point for automakers

AMD stock down after income warning
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Shares of chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. plummeted more than 20 percent in Tuesday trading after the company warned that its fourth-quarter operating income will be "down significantly" from the third quarter

Five years later, irrational exuberance still lurks
NEW YORK - The millennium started with such promise. Investors began 2000 having enjoyed four years of amazing stock market gains, fueled by the rise of the Internet and explosive growth in a variety of technologies. The economy was growing at an explosive rate. Everybody was in the market.

Honda enters the truck market

Fliers urged to use credit
The local spokeswoman for AAA is urging US Airways customers to book flights with a credit card - and nothing else - because the struggling airline is on shaky ground.

Marketing director isn't worried

Gas up and grab lunch
When it comes to convenience, what's good for gas is good for the gullet. And for an increasing number of convenience stores, the bottom line traditionally supported by gas and cigarettes is increasingly being fleshed out by food offerings.

Tax change for the better?
The W-2s are being printed, tax-preparation companies are advertising their services and the Internal Revenue Service is lining up its auditors.

Honda enters the truck market
DETROIT - Honda Motor Co. officially entered the truck market Monday with the 2006 Ridgeline mid-size pickup

U.S. trade deficit soars to all-time high
WASHINGTON - America's trade deficit soared to an all-time high of $60.3 billion in November, reflecting record levels for imports of everything from oil and consumer goods to farm products, the government reported Wednesday.

Honda enters the truck market
DETROIT - Honda Motor Co. officially entered the truck market Monday with the 2006 Ridgeline mid-size pickup

Smaller cars remain key sales point for automakers
DETROIT - They're sometimes hard to spot amid the sumptuous luxury sedans, rugged trucks and dreamy sportscars.

Five years later, irrational exuberance still lurks
NEW YORK - The millennium started with such promise. Investors began 2000 having enjoyed four years of amazing stock market gains, fueled by the rise of the Internet and explosive growth in a variety of technologies. The economy was growing at an explosive rate. Everybody was in the market.

Tax change for the better?
The W-2s are being printed, tax-preparation companies are advertising their services and the Internal Revenue Service is lining up its auditors.

U.S. trade deficit soars to all-time high
WASHINGTON - America's trade deficit soared to an all-time high of $60.3 billion in November, reflecting record levels for imports of everything from oil and consumer goods to farm products, the government reported Wednesday.

Apple unveils cheaper iPods, computer

U.S. ski resorts could see record year
DENVER - American ski resorts are primed for their best season in years, helped by a weak U.S. dollar, warm winter in Europe and a bonanza of snow in the West.

Apple unveils cheaper iPods, computer
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Computer Inc. chief executive Steve Jobs introduced a cut-rate computer the size of a paperback on Tuesday and a tiny iPod that starts at $99, but holds fewer songs than its hard drive-based music players.

Marketing director isn't worried
Augusta Regional Airport's new marketing director is starting work just as the airport deals with the aftereffects of Continental Express' bitter goodbye, the possibility of US Airways falling flat and the mad dash to build a long-awaited new terminal.

Honda enters the truck market
DETROIT - Honda Motor Co. officially entered the truck market Monday with the 2006 Ridgeline mid-size pickup

Smaller cars remain key sales point for automakers
DETROIT - They're sometimes hard to spot amid the sumptuous luxury sedans, rugged trucks and dreamy sportscars.

Honda enters the truck market

Fliers urged to use credit
The local spokeswoman for AAA is urging US Airways customers to book flights with a credit card - and nothing else - because the struggling airline is on shaky ground.

U.S. trade deficit soars to all-time high

Apple unveils cheaper iPods, computer
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Computer Inc. chief executive Steve Jobs introduced a cut-rate computer the size of a paperback on Tuesday and a tiny iPod that starts at $99, but holds fewer songs than its hard drive-based music players.

U.S. ski resorts could see record year

AMD stock down after income warning
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Shares of chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. plummeted more than 20 percent in Tuesday trading after the company warned that its fourth-quarter operating income will be "down significantly" from the third quarter

Five years later, irrational exuberance still lurks

Tax change for the better?

Syracuse hires Greg Robinson as coach
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Texas co-defensive coordinator Greg Robinson was hired as coach at Syracuse on Tuesday, his first head coaching job in a 30-year career.

Vodrazkova shoots Jags to 'ugly' upset

Revving up an old rivalry

Ex-pro is happy with a change

The noose tightens
Merle Temple Jr.'s decision to cop a plea and rat out his ex-boss, former State School Superintendent Linda Schrenko, couldn't be worse news for the beleaguered Schrenko. Temple is the biggest fish caught so far in the burgeoning criminal scandal.

The vultures gather

This crime deserves time
Should a man be thrown in jail for being dirt-dumb? Well, maybe in this case.

Bought and paid for

Bought and paid for
If Armstrong Williams' blind spot while driving is as large as his ethical blind spot, don't take to the road anywhere near him.

The noose tightens

Bought and paid for
If Armstrong Williams' blind spot while driving is as large as his ethical blind spot, don't take to the road anywhere near him.

Legend in the making

Closure at the Capitol
With a sweeping 142-count federal indictment against him, we wish Charles Walker had not been elected to the state Senate.

Closure at the Capitol

Closure at the Capitol
With a sweeping 142-count federal indictment against him, we wish Charles Walker had not been elected to the state Senate.

The vultures gather
Whenever there's a tragedy, it doesn't take long for shyster lawyers and blood-sucking opportunists to show up.

The vultures gather
Whenever there's a tragedy, it doesn't take long for shyster lawyers and blood-sucking opportunists to show up.

Legend in the making
Lynn Brantley is being properly honored for her remarkable achievement: a milestone 700 victories as a Richmond County high school girls' basketball coach - two years at Hephzibah High School before moving to Josey High School in 1971, where she's coached ever since.

The noose tightens
Merle Temple Jr.'s decision to cop a plea and rat out his ex-boss, former State School Superintendent Linda Schrenko, couldn't be worse news for the beleaguered Schrenko. Temple is the biggest fish caught so far in the burgeoning criminal scandal.

Legend in the making
Lynn Brantley is being properly honored for her remarkable achievement: a milestone 700 victories as a Richmond County high school girls' basketball coach - two years at Hephzibah High School before moving to Josey High School in 1971, where she's coached ever since.

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

Events
Events of interest in Georgia and South Carolina.

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

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

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

People in the News
NEW YORK - Mayor Michael Bloomberg joked that he's planning a sit-down with newly signed New York Yankees pitcher Randy Johnson, who clashed with a TV cameraman on a Manhattan street a day earlier.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Mayor Michael Bloomberg joked that he's planning a sit-down with newly signed New York Yankees pitcher Randy Johnson, who clashed with a TV cameraman on a Manhattan street a day earlier.

Warrant issued for N.Y. radio personality
NEW YORK - An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for a "Howard Stern Show" regular nicknamed Crazy Cabbie after he failed to appear in court for his tax evasion case.

Events
Events of interest in Georgia and South Carolina.

Events
Events of interest in Georgia and South Carolina.

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

Magazines race to cover Aniston-Pitt split
NEW YORK - In the world of celebrities and those who love them, the Jennifer Aniston-Brad Pitt breakup was like the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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

People in the News
NEW YORK - While the rumors proved true about the marriage of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, they haven't come home to roost for another Hollywood couple: Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey.

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

Magazines race to cover Aniston-Pitt split
NEW YORK - In the world of celebrities and those who love them, the Jennifer Aniston-Brad Pitt breakup was like the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Events
Events of interest in Georgia and South Carolina.

The 'Top Five' entertainment list
Entertainment top five lists.

People in the News
NEW YORK - While the rumors proved true about the marriage of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, they haven't come home to roost for another Hollywood couple: Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey.

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

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

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

Taxpayers, IRS befuddled by tax laws

Tsunami contributions deductable on 2004 tax returns
A new law allows taxpayers who itemize to deduct on their 2004 tax returns certain contributions to charities to aid the victims of the tsunami even if the contribution was made during January 2005. For more information, see New Law Encourages Tsunami Relief Contributions.

Tsunami contributions deductable on 2004 tax returns

Drug companies launch discount card for uninsured
WASHINGTON - Ten major drug manufacturers unveiled a new discount card Tuesday that could help millions of uninsured Americans save money on prescription drugs.

Taxpayers, IRS befuddled by tax laws
WASHINGTON - There are education tax breaks that require an 83-page manual to decipher. A dozen options for retirement savings accounts. A mysterious "second layer" of taxation - the alternative minimum tax - that could mean the difference between a refund or a tax bill.

Drug companies launch discount card for uninsured
WASHINGTON - Ten major drug manufacturers unveiled a new discount card Tuesday that could help millions of uninsured Americans save money on prescription drugs.

Drug companies launch discount card for uninsured

Cookbook features crunchy apple beef recipe
"Martin Yan Quick and Easy" (Chronicle Books, 2004, $24.95) by master chef Martin Yan is a cookbook that comes with a mouthwatering aura, deservedly. This recipe for crunchy apple beef is only one of its attractions.

Oven-fried catfish with sweet pepper relish recipe
No longer just for Southerners, catfish has come into its own as the farm-raised variety has become more readily available, a note says in "Cooking Smart for a Healthy Heart" (Reader's Digest, 2005, $29.95).

What's For Lunch: Mimmo's Taste of Italy

What's For Lunch: Mimmo's Taste of Italy
MIMMO'S TASTE OF ITALY 362 FURYS FERRY ROAD SIGNATURE DISH: Lasagna, served with bread sticks, $6.75; with small house salad, $8.25

Vegetarian pasta dish is rich in flavor
This recipe for orecchiette pasta with savory greens came from a wonderful Italian cook, the recipe writers explain. In Italian, the dish is "orecchiette con cime di rapa."

Cookbook features crunchy apple beef recipe

Oven-fried catfish with sweet pepper relish recipe
No longer just for Southerners, catfish has come into its own as the farm-raised variety has become more readily available, a note says in "Cooking Smart for a Healthy Heart" (Reader's Digest, 2005, $29.95).

Tacos, coffee hit scene as Blind Pig, Orange Moon leave
The Augusta wining and dining scene started the new year with two additions and two subtractions.

Cookbook features crunchy apple beef recipe
"Martin Yan Quick and Easy" (Chronicle Books, 2004, $24.95) by master chef Martin Yan is a cookbook that comes with a mouthwatering aura, deservedly. This recipe for crunchy apple beef is only one of its attractions.

What's For Lunch: Mimmo's Taste of Italy
MIMMO'S TASTE OF ITALY362 FURYS FERRY ROADSIGNATURE DISH: Lasagna, served with bread sticks, $6.75; with small house salad, $8.25

Oven-fried catfish with sweet pepper relish recipe
No longer just for Southerners, catfish has come into its own as the farm-raised variety has become more readily available, a note says in "Cooking Smart for a Healthy Heart" (Reader's Digest, 2005, $29.95).

Tacos, coffee hit scene as Blind Pig, Orange Moon leave

Vegetarian pasta dish is rich in flavor
This recipe for orecchiette pasta with savory greens came from a wonderful Italian cook, the recipe writers explain. In Italian, the dish is "orecchiette con cime di rapa."

Oven-fried catfish with sweet pepper relish recipe

Oven-fried catfish with sweet pepper relish recipe
No longer just for Southerners, catfish has come into its own as the farm-raised variety has become more readily available, a note says in "Cooking Smart for a Healthy Heart" (Reader's Digest, 2005, $29.95).

Oven-fried catfish with sweet pepper relish recipe

Tacos, coffee hit scene as Blind Pig, Orange Moon leave
The Augusta wining and dining scene started the new year with two additions and two subtractions.

Vegetarian pasta dish is rich in flavor

Cookbook features crunchy apple beef recipe
"Martin Yan Quick and Easy" (Chronicle Books, 2004, $24.95) by master chef Martin Yan is a cookbook that comes with a mouthwatering aura, deservedly. This recipe for crunchy apple beef is only one of its attractions.

Tar Heels pound Tech
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The windows of the T-shirt shops on Franklin Street asked "Got Roy?" And 20,000 of the powder-blue faithful arrived at the temple of Dean well before tipoff.

The first full tour offers something for everyone

New bunkers await British Open golfers at St. Andrews
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Tiger Woods didn't hit into a single bunker when he won the 2000 British Open at St. Andrews.

New bunkers await British Open golfers at St. Andrews
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Tiger Woods didn't hit into a single bunker when he won the 2000 British Open at St. Andrews.

Masters will aid tsunami victims
The Masters Tournament, along with other major U.S. golf organizations, will help with relief efforts for the tsunami that killed more than 150,000 people in December.

The first full tour offers something for everyone
HONOLULU - Depth on the PGA Tour takes on a new meaning at the Sony Open.

New bunkers await British Open golfers at St. Andrews

The first full tour offers something for everyone
HONOLULU - Depth on the PGA Tour takes on a new meaning at the Sony Open.

Nearly decade later, ex-Rebel gets state title

Play of senior lifts Lady Cavs

Rebels survive uprising

Prep Basketball Scores

Nearly decade later, ex-Rebel gets state title
High school football programs across the country spend their springs, summers and falls preparing for the chance to play in one game - the state championship.

Nearly decade later, ex-Rebel gets state title
High school football programs across the country spend their springs, summers and falls preparing for the chance to play in one game - the state championship.

Marinade packs flavorful punch for pork sandwiches
Sandwich suppers are an easy way to serve your family fast, and deli meats piled high on hoagie rolls are a warm-weather favorite at my house.

Davidson, Lakeside named state schools of excellence
Georgia education officials honored two Augusta-area schools and a local teacher today.

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

Tornado watch still in effect for CSRA
A tornado watch continues to be in effect until midnight for the entire CSRA.

S.C. offers tax breaks to affected residents; 4 schools reopen
GRANITEVILLE -- Four Aiken County schools on the fringe of the evacuation zone opened today and Avondale Mills officials tried to jump start operations at three textile mills and a warehouse as salvage workers continued to pump chlorine from tanker cars damaged in the wreck of Norfolk Southern Train 192.

Graniteville evacuees to begin returning Thursday
GRANITEVILLE - Authorities will let about half of an estimated 5,400 evacuees return to their homes Thursday, although houses closest to the wreck of Norfolk Southern Train 192 will remain quarantined because of suspected high levels of chlorine contamination and corrosion.

Avondale Mills' electronic records destroyed in wreck
GRANITEVILLE - Avondale Mills officials, fearful of corrosive chlorine damage at seven textile mills and offices closest to the wreck of Norfolk Southern Train 192, say the facilities are in better shape than anticipated and vowed to again open all of their Graniteville operations.

Officials allow many train wreck evacuees to return home
GRANITEVILLE -- One by one, carloads of families rolled through law enforcement checkpoints this morning, allowed to return home after a week of living in hotels and with family and friends because of a mandatory evacuation from a one-mile ring around the wreck of Norfolk Southern Train 192.

Officer displayed fine composure
Regarding the professionalism exhibited by Aiken County Sheriff's Lt. Michael Frank on Thursday's 6 p.m. newscast: He displayed intelligence, quick thinking and up-to-the-minute knowledge.William E. Zimmerman, Hephzibah

Officer displayed fine composure
Regarding the professionalism exhibited by Aiken County Sheriff's Lt. Michael Frank on Thursday's 6 p.m. newscast: He displayed intelligence, quick thinking and up-to-the-minute knowledge. William E. Zimmerman, Hephzibah

Rights include the right to emigrate
In response to Anne Cook's whining letter ("President's war agenda is evil," Jan. 4), in which she states her usual nonsense that most liberals state regarding President Bush and the war in Iraq, I have just one thing to ask: Why wait, Ms. Cook? Charles Kimbrough, Sylvania

Larke has poor handle on violence

Sisters deserve compensation

Larke has poor handle on violence
Word power. It would seem that there's no equal to the combined strength of the written and spoken word in our lives.Andy Chandler, Augusta

Sisters deserve compensation
Regarding your front-page article, "Mistaken surveyors cut convent's trees," in the Jan. 6 Chronicle: I am not a Catholic, but I have visited the convent on a couple of occasions and am in great admiration of their dedication to their vows.Joe Wilder, Augusta

Larke has poor handle on violence
Word power. It would seem that there's no equal to the combined strength of the written and spoken word in our lives. Andy Chandler, Augusta

Disaster victims, take solace in God
A few days ago I was going to pen a letter to the editor wishing all a happy new year. Unfortunately, it has been anything but a happy new year. Barbara A. Mohler, Augusta

Dems aren't completely blameless
Charles Heywood ("Nation more like a helpless giant," Jan. 3) is obviously a Democrat. He can't get it through his head that we just finished a national election, and the Dems lost. Big-time lost. Charlie J. Connell, North Augusta, S.C.

Sisters deserve compensation
Regarding your front-page article, "Mistaken surveyors cut convent's trees," in the Jan. 6 Chronicle: I am not a Catholic, but I have visited the convent on a couple of occasions and am in great admiration of their dedication to their vows. Joe Wilder, Augusta

Few is being denied due process
Regardless of how you view Ronnie Few's tenure as the Augusta fire chief, allowing the judiciary to rob him of his liberty and pursuit of happiness without due process ("Former fire chief wants probe resolved," Dec. 13) is dangerous to all of us. Bill Lee, Augusta

Rights include the right to emigrate

Rights include the right to emigrate
In response to Anne Cook's whining letter ("President's war agenda is evil," Jan. 4), in which she states her usual nonsense that most liberals state regarding President Bush and the war in Iraq, I have just one thing to ask: Why wait, Ms. Cook? Charles Kimbrough, Sylvania

Officer displayed fine composure

New diet guidelines to emphasize calories, exercise

Remote control

NASA launches Deep Impact spacecraft

FTC moves to stop illegal X-rated Spamming

Some mammal's fed on dinosaurs

First family inaugural ball gowns unveiled

Mr. Blackwell says Sheridan is worst dressed

First family inaugural ball gowns unveiled
WASHINGTON - First lady Laura Bush has chosen a silver and blue V-neck evening gown of embroided tulle, made by American designer Oscar de la Renta, to wear to next week's inaugural balls.

Some mammal's fed on dinosaurs
In China, scientists have identified the fossilized remains of a tiny dinosaur in the stomach of a mammal. Scientists say the animal's last meal probably is the first proof that mammals hunted small dinosaurs some 130 million years ago.

NASA launches Deep Impact spacecraft
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A NASA spacecraft with a Hollywood name - Deep Impact - blasted off Wednesday on a mission to smash a hole in a comet and give scientists a glimpse of the frozen primordial ingredients of the solar system.

Remote control
A Bluetooth robot makes a motion controlled by a cellular phone at KDDI Corp. in Tokyo.

Some mammal's fed on dinosaurs
In China, scientists have identified the fossilized remains of a tiny dinosaur in the stomach of a mammal. Scientists say the animal's last meal probably is the first proof that mammals hunted small dinosaurs some 130 million years ago.

Physicians urge more medical error prevention
WASHINGTON - Hospitals should use computers to order drugs for patients, work harder at coordinating treatment and educate patients to help care for themselves, physicians groups said Tuesday in an effort to reduce medical errors.

FTC moves to stop illegal X-rated Spamming
WASHINGTON - The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday it won a court order to shut down illegal advertising for six companies accused of profiting from thousands of X-rated e-mails directing people to their online pornography sites in the government's first legal case involving adult Internet spam.

First family inaugural ball gowns unveiled
WASHINGTON - First lady Laura Bush has chosen a silver and blue V-neck evening gown of embroided tulle, made by American designer Oscar de la Renta, to wear to next week's inaugural balls.

New diet guidelines to emphasize calories, exercise
WASHINGTON - Cave men lived a healthy lifestyle: Their calorie intake stayed low because food was hard to find, and they exercised regularly to bring home the bacon.

FTC moves to stop illegal X-rated Spamming
WASHINGTON - The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday it won a court order to shut down illegal advertising for six companies accused of profiting from thousands of X-rated e-mails directing people to their online pornography sites in the government's first legal case involving adult Internet spam.

NASA launches Deep Impact spacecraft
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A NASA spacecraft with a Hollywood name - Deep Impact - blasted off Wednesday on a mission to smash a hole in a comet and give scientists a glimpse of the frozen primordial ingredients of the solar system.

Mr. Blackwell says Sheridan is worst dressed
NEW YORK - Nicollette Sheridan of TV's "Desperate Housewives" is the worst of the worst when it comes to wardrobe, according to Mr. Blackwell's annual list of fashion winners and losers.

New diet guidelines to emphasize calories, exercise
WASHINGTON - Cave men lived a healthy lifestyle: Their calorie intake stayed low because food was hard to find, and they exercised regularly to bring home the bacon.

Remote control
A Bluetooth robot makes a motion controlled by a cellular phone at KDDI Corp. in Tokyo.

Mr. Blackwell says Sheridan is worst dressed
NEW YORK - Nicollette Sheridan of TV's "Desperate Housewives" is the worst of the worst when it comes to wardrobe, according to Mr. Blackwell's annual list of fashion winners and losers.

Lynx loss made worse
Less than 10 minutes after the Augusta Lynx lost 6-2 to the Pee Dee Pride on Tuesday, Lynx coach Stan Drulia already had made three phone calls.

Lynx loss made worse

Center finds his rush on the ice

Lynx loss made worse
Less than 10 minutes after the Augusta Lynx lost 6-2 to the Pee Dee Pride on Tuesday, Lynx coach Stan Drulia already had made three phone calls.

Center finds his rush on the ice
Eric Johansson revealed after practice Tuesday the secret behind his two-goal performance Friday night.

Center finds his rush on the ice
Eric Johansson revealed after practice Tuesday the secret behind his two-goal performance Friday night.

Across the river
Events in South Carolina.

Budget focus is education
ATLANTA - Higher teacher pay, more caseworkers for the state's troubled child-protection agency and stable funding for public schools, colleges and universities were key items in a budget proposal unveiled by Gov. Sonny Perdue on Wednesday night.

Reunions
This listing runs as space is available. For information to be published, please include the date of the reunion:

17-year veteran is bus union's leader
The new president of the school bus drivers' union in Richmond County is a soft-spoken woman with a hard line on fixing transportation problems.

Around the block
A free cooking workshop will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Borders Books, Music and Cafe, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway. The event will feature nutritionist Karen Pellegrin and her program, Desserts Can Be Good for You: Power Desserts: The Basics and Beyond. Call 737-6962.

Questions and answers about the clean up
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.

Details come out in Veracruz burglary

Evacuees battle cabin fever
Trouble is the only thing keeping 10-year-old Casey Kneece out of trouble these days.

Kid of the Day
Joseph H. Lewis IV is today's Kid of the Day.

Fear of disease cancels surgery
Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics canceled all surgeries Monday night and Tuesday out of concern over a potential cross-contamination of surgical equipment after a brain biopsy.

Across the area
A Columbia County man was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday for federal weapon violations.

Department handed out erroneous list

4 area schools plan to reopen
AIKEN - Four schools in the Graniteville area will reopen their doors for class again today, but the three closest to the train crash site will remain closed until Friday.

Graniteville community information

Downs' confession can be used at trial
South Carolina officers violated William "Junior" Downs' rights, a prosecutor conceded, but because Mr. Downs waived those same rights before admitting he killed an Augusta child in 1991, a jury can hear his confession, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Pet of the Week

'Blanket of care' supports military marriages

Aid donations flood in
Officials with relief agencies say aid and donations for disaster relief in Graniteville have been heartening.

King's life to be celebrated
The official observance for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. isn't until Monday, but the Augusta Recreation and Parks Department will have events to honor the late civil rights leader today.

Downs' confession can be used at trial
South Carolina officers violated William "Junior" Downs' rights, a prosecutor conceded, but because Mr. Downs waived those same rights before admitting he killed an Augusta child in 1991, a jury can hear his confession, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Graniteville community information
This is general information for the Graniteville community. Those seeking further informa-tion or assistance should call the community help number, 211. From a cell phone, dial 648-9900.

Details come out in Veracruz burglary
Authorities remain secretive about a $1 million federal and state burglary investigation of an Augusta restaurant but have revealed more information about the five suspects charged in the crime.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A task force will consider changing admission policies at state two-year colleges. Among the changes being considered is dropping the SAT requirement.

Everything is sew fine at community center

Across the river
Events in South Carolina.

Fisherman's forecast

New uniforms designed for soldiers' needs
With its new uniform, the Army is going from starched, spit-shined and polished to wash and wear, comfortable and practical.

Around the block

Across the area
A Columbia County man was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday for federal weapon violations.

Fatigue, 'dark territory' can cause accidents
GRANITEVILLE - While investigators focus on an apparent switching error in the wreck of Norfolk Southern Train 192, railroad unions and workplace experts point to a range of related safety issues surrounding the deadly accident, where nine people were killed by a massive chlorine gas leak.

Graniteville community information
This is general information for the Graniteville community. Those seeking further information or assistance should call the community help number, 211. From a cell phone, dial 648-9900.

Sleepover event gets Scouts ready for cookie sale

Evacuees battle cabin fever

This week

Aid donations flood in

Across Georgia

MCG scare halts VA surgeries
Elective surgeries will resume today at the Augusta Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers after a potential contamination scare at affiliated Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics also forced the VA to close its operating rooms.

Officials allow many train wreck evacuees to return home

Officials allow many train wreck evacuees to return home
GRANITEVILLE -- One by one, carloads of families rolled through law enforcement checkpoints this morning, allowed to return home after a week of living in hotels and with family and friends because of a mandatory evacuation from a one-mile ring around the wreck of Norfolk Southern Train 192.

Tornado watch still in effect for CSRA

Senior raises funds to aid Ethiopian fistula sufferers
Inspired by a television show, a Lakeside High School senior has dedicated herself to helping African women who suffer from a bladder disorder called fistula.

'Blanket of care' supports military marriages
Counselors say there are five major themes that can produce problems in a marriage.

Fisherman's forecast
Todd Sims, of Augusta, leaves the dock at Lake Olmstead after fishing in Wednesday's early morning fog in Augusta. He says the best time to fish is when the sky is overcast.

King's life to be celebrated
The official observance for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. isn't until Monday, but the Augusta Recreation and Parks Department will have events to honor the late civil rights leader today.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A Charlotte, N.C., man is the first person to have charges brought against him under a new South Carolina law that makes it a crime to stalk or entice a child using the Internet.

News you can use

Some schools, mills to reopen
AIKEN - Some schools and mills that have been closed since Thursday's deadly train collision in Graniteville will reopen today, but thousands of residents near the site remain displaced because of toxic chlorine released from the accident.

Healthy animals turn ill; 6 perish
AIKEN - Three days after a group of seemingly healthy beagles were recovered from a home in the Graniteville evacuation zone, one began vomiting and developed blood in its stool.

Williams advised on rights
Former state lawmaker Robin Williams won't be able to later cry foul on one potential issue should he be convicted of any of the federal criminal charges he faces.

Residents will begin returning home today
GRANITEVILLE - Authorities will let about half of an estimated 5,400 evacuees return to their homes early this morning, although houses closest to the wreck of Norfolk Southern Train 192 will remain quarantined because of suspected high levels of chlorine contamination.

Harlem gets deadline on fire contract
On one side is Columbia County's attorney advising officials that a proposed fire contract with Harlem should not be changed.

Department handed out erroneous list
To err is human. To turn over an erroneous list of delinquent water and sewer accounts to be published in the newspaper is that principle at work in the Augusta Utilities Department.

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

Ruling on pupil is delayed for tests
A middle school girl involved in a bus fight pleaded guilty in juvenile court Wednesday, just as her classmate underwent a seventh surgery for injuries suffered when the bus rolled over her.

'Blanket of care' supports military marriages

Pupils wear hearts on sleeves
The extent of the tsunami's death and devastation might be a lot for elementary-age children to understand. Getting to skip the rules of their school's uniform policy for a day is not.

Kid of the Day
Hailey Rain Carpenter is today's Kid of the Day.

Nature walk
A man enjoys Tuesday's mild temperatures as he takes a walk along Milledge Road across from Lake Olmstead.

Across the region
ATLANTA - A federal appeals court has upheld the arson convictions against a self-proclaimed "missionary of Lucifer" who set five Georgia churches ablaze and killed a volunteer firefighter.

Graniteville community information
This is general information for the Graniteville community. Those seeking further information or assistance should call the community help number, 211. From a cell phone, dial 648-9900.

Evacuees battle cabin fever
Trouble is the only thing keeping 10-year-old Casey Kneece out of trouble these days.

Members approve zoning
Columbia County School Board members gave final approval to a zoning plan Tuesday that displaces hundreds of elementary pupils and rezones many Evans neighborhoods.

Questions and answers about the clean up
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.

Panel works on blighted area
Augusta commissioners declared war on an area many people have called a war zone, but which Commissioner Andy Cheek calls "the armpit of south Augusta."

Details come out in Veracruz burglary
Authorities remain secretive about a $1 million federal and state burglary investigation of an Augusta restaurant but have revealed more information about the five suspects charged in the crime.

Residents will begin returning home today

4 area schools plan to reopen
AIKEN - Four schools in the Graniteville area will reopen their doors for class again today, but the three closest to the train crash site will remain closed until Friday.

Suspect arrested in 1st slaying of 2005

Across the area

Everything is sew fine at community center
Sitting quietly at a table at Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center, Fran Harris places a line of straight pins near the seam of a skirt she's planning to alter.

Funeral services for those killed during train accident

Around the block
A free cooking workshop will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Borders Books, Music and Cafe, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway. The event will feature nutritionist Karen Pellegrin and her program, Desserts Can Be Good for You: Power Desserts: The Basics and Beyond. Call 737-6962.

Harlem gets deadline on fire contract
On one side is Columbia County's attorney advising officials that a proposed fire contract with Harlem should not be changed.

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

For the record
Indictments, divorces and paroles from Richmond County courts.

Sleepover event gets Scouts ready for cookie sale
While Melody Brown was having her fingernails painted pink by her 8-year-old daughter, Melia Brown, Lacie Lamonica braided the long brown hair of her 6-year-old daughter, Brianna Lamonica.

For the record

Things to do
Here's a list of upcoming area events.

Pupils try to resume routine

This week
Cooking session: 1 p.m. Saturday ; Borders Books, Music and Cafe, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; free cooking workshop featuring nutritionist Karen Pellegrin and her program, Desserts Can Be Good for You: Power Desserts: The Basics and Beyond; 737-6962

Funeral services for train wreck victims

King's life to be celebrated
The official observance for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. isn't until Monday, but the Augusta Recreation and Parks Department will have events to honor the late civil rights leader today.

Millions needed to mend building

Tornado watch still in effect for CSRA
A tornado watch continues to be in effect until midnight for the entire CSRA.

Across South Carolina

For the record
Indictments, divorces and paroles from Richmond County courts.

King's life to be celebrated

Trucker hadn't been on job long
SHERBROOKE, Quebec - The first stop Joseph Stone ever made as a truck driver was a trip home to Stanstead from Deauville, Quebec, 3 months ago to tell his father that he got the job.

Across the area

Millions needed to mend building
The Richmond County jail at 401 Walton Way has been an albatross around the necks of city officials almost from the day it opened 20 years ago, but now Augusta commissioners are asking, "Has it become too much weight to bear?"

King's life to be celebrated

News you can use
The Columbia County Board of Education approved a rezoning plan Tuesday that affects several Evans neighborhoods.

Pet of the Week

Suspect arrested in 1st slaying of 2005
A man charged in the first homicide of the year in Richmond County got into an argument with the victim over the amount of drugs he was given, officials said Wednesday.

Kid of the Day

Pupils try to resume routine
GRANITEVILLE - When Midland Valley Preparatory School opened its doors to pupils Wednesday morning, the hallways appeared unusually barren. Several desks were noticeably vacant, and most of the pupils replaced their traditional school logo polos with T-shirts and sweat shirts.

Reunions

Across the area
Sheriff's deputies are investigating a Tuesday evening home invasion at an apartment complex off Deans Bridge Road in which a man was shot, reports state.

Budget focus is education

Across the region
ATLANTA - A federal appeals court has upheld the arson convictions against a self-proclaimed "missionary of Lucifer" who set five Georgia churches ablaze and killed a volunteer firefighter.

Harlem gets deadline on fire contract

Harbin to lead budget board
ATLANTA - Rep. Ben Harbin will fill a leading chairmanship position on a committee responsible for recommending how millions of dollars should be spent across Georgia.

Things to do

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

Things to do
Here's a list of upcoming area events.

Mayor favors rebuke on debt
Mayor Bob Young wants to resurrect an old cartoon character from the old Augusta Herald newspaper or something similar to shame residents who owe the city money or won't keep their property up.

This week
Cooking session: 1 p.m. Saturday ; Borders Books, Music and Cafe, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; free cooking workshop featuring nutritionist Karen Pellegrin and her program, Desserts Can Be Good for You: Power Desserts: The Basics and Beyond; 737-6962

Pet of the Week
Marissa, a 2-year-old spitz and chow mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are held at PETsMART in Aiken from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and at PETsMART in Augusta from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Pet of the Week
Marissa, a 2-year-old spitz and chow mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are held at PETsMART in Aiken from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and at PETsMART in Augusta from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Reunions
This listing runs as space is available. For information to be published, please include the date of the reunion:

Avondale Mills' electronic records destroyed in wreck

MCG scare halts VA surgeries
Elective surgeries will resume today at the Augusta Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers after a potential contamination scare at affiliated Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics also forced the VA to close its operating rooms.

Panel works on blighted area

Local soldier will serve on inaugural committee
Staff Sgt. Michael V. Blount ensures that the presidential election and the 10-day inaugural period is supplied with whatever is needed.

Mayor favors rebuke on debt

Sleepover event gets Scouts ready for cookie sale
While Melody Brown was having her fingernails painted pink by her 8-year-old daughter, Melia Brown, Lacie Lamonica braided the long brown hair of her 6-year-old daughter, Brianna Lamonica.

Across the region

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Questions and answers about the clean up

Fear of disease cancels surgery

Reunions
This listing runs as space is available. For information to be published, please include the date of the reunion:

Police arrest suspect in 1st slaying of 2005
A man charged in the first homicide of the year in Richmond County got into an argument with the victim over the amount of drugs he was given, officials said Wednesday.

King's life to be celebrated
The official observance for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. isn't until Monday, but the Augusta Recreation and Parks Department will have events to honor the late civil rights leader today.

Everything is sew fine at community center
Sitting quietly at a table at Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center, Fran Harris places a line of straight pins near the seam of a skirt she's planning to alter.

'Blanket of care' supports military marriages
Counselors say there are five major themes that can produce problems in a marriage.

Arena panel will convene for 1st time
Columbia County's newly-formed Arena/Entertainment Facility Committee will take the stage today as it holds its first public meeting.

Downs' confession can be used at trial

Pet of the Week
Marissa, a 2-year-old spitz and chow mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are held at PETsMART in Aiken from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and at PETsMART in Augusta from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Some schools, mills to reopen

Across the river
Events in South Carolina.

Graniteville community information

Department handed out erroneous list
To err is human. To turn over an erroneous list of delinquent water and sewer accounts to be published in the newspaper is that principle at work in the Augusta Utilities Department.

Nature walk

'Blanket of care' supports military marriages
Counselors say there are five major themes that can produce problems in a marriage.

Kid of the Day

'Blanket of care' supports military marriages
Counselors say there are five major themes that can produce problems in a marriage.

Some schools, mills to reopen
AIKEN - Some schools and mills that have been closed since Thursday's deadly train collision in Graniteville will reopen today, but thousands of residents near the site remain displaced because of toxic chlorine released from the accident.

Trucker hadn't been on job long
SHERBROOKE, Quebec - The first stop Joseph Stone ever made as a truck driver was a trip home to Stanstead from Deauville, Quebec, 3 months ago to tell his father that he got the job.

Mayor favors rebuke on debt
Mayor Bob Young wants to resurrect an old cartoon character from the old Augusta Herald newspaper or something similar to shame residents who owe the city money or won't keep their property up.

Residents will begin returning home today
GRANITEVILLE - Authorities will let about half of an estimated 5,400 evacuees return to their homes early this morning, although houses closest to the wreck of Norfolk Southern Train 192 will remain quarantined because of suspected high levels of chlorine contamination.

Harbin to lead budget board
ATLANTA - Rep. Ben Harbin will fill a leading chairmanship position on a committee responsible for recommending how millions of dollars should be spent across Georgia.

Pet of the Week
Marissa, a 2-year-old spitz and chow mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are held at PETsMART in Aiken from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and at PETsMART in Augusta from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Nature walk
A man enjoys Tuesday's mild temperatures as he takes a walk along Milledge Road across from Lake Olmstead.

News you can use
The Columbia County Board of Education approved a rezoning plan Tuesday that affects several Evans neighborhoods.

Members approve zoning
Columbia County School Board members gave final approval to a zoning plan Tuesday that displaces hundreds of elementary pupils and rezones many Evans neighborhoods.

Millions needed to mend building
The Richmond County jail at 401 Walton Way has been an albatross around the necks of city officials almost from the day it opened 20 years ago, but now Augusta commissioners are asking, "Has it become too much weight to bear?"

Fatigue, 'dark territory' can cause accidents
GRANITEVILLE - While investigators focus on an apparent switching error in the wreck of Norfolk Southern Train 192, railroad unions and workplace experts point to a range of related safety issues surrounding the deadly accident, where nine people were killed by a massive chlorine gas leak.

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

Fear of disease cancels surgery
Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics canceled all surgeries Monday night and Tuesday out of concern over a potential cross-contamination of surgical equipment after a brain biopsy.

Fisherman's forecast
Todd Sims, of Augusta, leaves the dock at Lake Olmstead after fishing in Wednesday's early morning fog in Augusta. He says the best time to fish is when the sky is overcast.

17-year veteran is bus union's leader
The new president of the school bus drivers' union in Richmond County is a soft-spoken woman with a hard line on fixing transportation problems.

Kid of the Day
Joseph H. Lewis IV is today's Kid of the Day.

Aid donations flood in
Officials with relief agencies say aid and donations for disaster relief in Graniteville have been heartening.

Graniteville community information
This is general information for the Graniteville community. Those seeking further informa-tion or assistance should call the community help number, 211. From a cell phone, dial 648-9900.

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

Suspect arrested in 1st slaying of 2005
A man charged in the first homicide of the year in Richmond County got into an argument with the victim over the amount of drugs he was given, officials said Wednesday.

Avondale Mills' electronic records destroyed in wreck
GRANITEVILLE - Avondale Mills officials, fearful of corrosive chlorine damage at seven textile mills and offices closest to the wreck of Norfolk Southern Train 192, say the facilities are in better shape than anticipated and vowed to again open all of their Graniteville operations.

Across the river
Events in South Carolina.

Kid of the Day
Hailey Rain Carpenter is today's Kid of the Day.

Pupils try to resume routine
GRANITEVILLE - When Midland Valley Preparatory School opened its doors to pupils Wednesday morning, the hallways appeared unusually barren. Several desks were noticeably vacant, and most of the pupils replaced their traditional school logo polos with T-shirts and sweat shirts.

Members approve zoning

Budget focus is education
ATLANTA - Higher teacher pay, more caseworkers for the state's troubled child-protection agency and stable funding for public schools, colleges and universities were key items in a budget proposal unveiled by Gov. Sonny Perdue on Wednesday night.

Library events
FRIENDS OF THE AUGUSTA LIBRARY MEETING: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24; Headquarters Library, 902 Greene St.; 821-2600

Across the river

17-year veteran is bus union's leader

Across the river

Ruling on pupil is delayed for tests

4 area schools plan to reopen

MCG scare halts VA surgeries

Post Happenings

Across the area
Sheriff's deputies are investigating a Tuesday evening home invasion at an apartment complex off Deans Bridge Road in which a man was shot, reports state.

Harbin to lead budget board

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A Charlotte, N.C., man is the first person to have charges brought against him under a new South Carolina law that makes it a crime to stalk or entice a child using the Internet.

Fatigue, 'dark territory' can cause accidents

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A task force will consider changing admission policies at state two-year colleges. Among the changes being considered is dropping the SAT requirement.

Trucker hadn't been on job long

Ruling on pupil is delayed for tests
A middle school girl involved in a bus fight pleaded guilty in juvenile court Wednesday, just as her classmate underwent a seventh surgery for injuries suffered when the bus rolled over her.

Panel works on blighted area
Augusta commissioners declared war on an area many people have called a war zone, but which Commissioner Andy Cheek calls "the armpit of south Augusta."

Local quartet looks for Hawaiian punch
Waialae Country Club is a long way from Augusta National, but this week's Sony Open in Hawaii probably fields the deepest CSRA roots of any PGA Tour event in history.

Local quartet looks for Hawaiian punch
Waialae Country Club is a long way from Augusta National, but this week's Sony Open in Hawaii probably fields the deepest CSRA roots of any PGA Tour event in history.

At the Movies: 'Racing Stripes'

'Sideways' leads Screen Actors awards nominees
LOS ANGELES - The road-trip comedy "Sideways" led contenders Tuesday for the Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nominations, including honors for lead performer Paul Giamatti and the ensemble cast.

At the Movies: 'Coach Carter'
You pretty much know what you're getting when you walk into a sports movie that bills itself as "an inspirational account... inspired by a true story."

Improv movie will be shown at festival
Augusta filmmaker Reed Scott Hudson had a lot of intentions for Nadine, his short-feature foray into improvisational filmmaking. He saw it as a class project, a tribute to a friend, an ode to Augusta history and an experiment in script-free cinema.

At the Movies: 'Elektra'

DVD reviews
WITHOUT A PADDLE ($29.95, PARAMOUNT): Seth Green, Matthew Lillard and Dax Shepard are clueless buddies who head to the wilds in search of lost loot stolen by legendary skyjacker D.B. Cooper and find an overprotective mama bear, tree-dwelling babes, menacing marijuana farmers and a mysterious old coot (Burt Reynolds).

DVD reviews
WITHOUT A PADDLE ($29.95, PARAMOUNT): Seth Green, Matthew Lillard and Dax Shepard are clueless buddies who head to the wilds in search of lost loot stolen by legendary skyjacker D.B. Cooper and find an overprotective mama bear, tree-dwelling babes, menacing marijuana farmers and a mysterious old coot (Burt Reynolds).

At the Movies: 'Elektra'
Blissfully Ben Affleck-free, the "Daredevil" spin-off "Elektra" benefits greatly from the presence of Jennifer Garner, who steps from the shadows of Hell's Kitchen rooftops into the spotlight of her own butt-kicking chick flick.

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

'Sideways' leads Screen Actors awards nominees

At the Movies: 'Racing Stripes'
Dismissing "Racing Stripes" as a paltry retread of "Babe" would be mean, and it's hard to be mean to a movie that's so well-intentioned.

'Sideways' leads Screen Actors awards nominees
LOS ANGELES - The road-trip comedy "Sideways" led contenders Tuesday for the Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nominations, including honors for lead performer Paul Giamatti and the ensemble cast.

Improv movie will be shown at festival

At the Movies: 'Racing Stripes'
Dismissing "Racing Stripes" as a paltry retread of "Babe" would be mean, and it's hard to be mean to a movie that's so well-intentioned.

At the Movies: 'Elektra'
Blissfully Ben Affleck-free, the "Daredevil" spin-off "Elektra" benefits greatly from the presence of Jennifer Garner, who steps from the shadows of Hell's Kitchen rooftops into the spotlight of her own butt-kicking chick flick.

DVD reviews

Improv movie will be shown at festival
Augusta filmmaker Reed Scott Hudson had a lot of intentions for Nadine, his short-feature foray into improvisational filmmaking. He saw it as a class project, a tribute to a friend, an ode to Augusta history and an experiment in script-free cinema.

Mini reviews

Teens In Mind house will aid young moms
Having worked in the social services field for years, Sander White said she's seen plenty of teenage mothers in need.

Rapper Lil Wayne concentrates on his musical journey
Lil Wayne is 22 and has done it all. Million dollar mansions? He's bought those. Flashy luxury vehicles? Bought those, too. Remote paradise islands? Been there, seen those.

Teens In Mind house will aid young moms

Nas, Kelis tie the knot in Atlanta

Top 20 Concert Tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

Top 20 Concert Tours

Guitarist's travels have helped him expand musically

Nas, Kelis tie the knot in Atlanta
ATLANTA - Rapper Nas and R&B songstress Kelis were married Saturday during an intimate ceremony, according to Nas' publicist.

Teens In Mind house will aid young moms
Having worked in the social services field for years, Sander White said she's seen plenty of teenage mothers in need.

Alicia Keys to go on national tour
NEW YORK - Alicia Keys, always an open book, will hit the road in a newly announced "Diary Tour" of 34 U.S. cities.

Guitarist's travels have helped him expand musically
For more than a decade, Derek Trucks has been seeking the roots of rock on the road.

Nas, Kelis tie the knot in Atlanta
ATLANTA - Rapper Nas and R&B songstress Kelis were married Saturday during an intimate ceremony, according to Nas' publicist.

Teens In Mind house will aid young moms
Having worked in the social services field for years, Sander White said she's seen plenty of teenage mothers in need.

Teens In Mind house will aid young moms
Having worked in the social services field for years, Sander White said she's seen plenty of teenage mothers in need.

Top 20 Concert Tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

Sonic spotlight: Keith Gregory
Keith Gregory AGE: "The same age as dirt." HOMETOWN: Little Rock, Ark. Moved back to Augusta for a second time from Little Rock 15 years ago.

Rapper Lil Wayne concentrates on his musical journey

Rapper Lil Wayne concentrates on his musical journey
Lil Wayne is 22 and has done it all. Million dollar mansions? He's bought those. Flashy luxury vehicles? Bought those, too. Remote paradise islands? Been there, seen those.

Guitarist's travels have helped him expand musically
For more than a decade, Derek Trucks has been seeking the roots of rock on the road.

Teens In Mind house will aid young moms

Newsmaker: Greg Biffle
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Greg Biffle, a NASCAR Busch and Craftsman Truck series champion, will try his hand at sports car racing next month in a Ford Multimatic Daytona Prototype at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.

Newsmaker: Greg Biffle

Labonte finalizes farewell schedule
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Terry Labonte picked his favorite tracks for the first half of his "Shifting Gears" retirement tour, and it's no surprise Texas Motor Speedway was atop the list.

Newsmaker: Greg Biffle
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Greg Biffle, a NASCAR Busch and Craftsman Truck series champion, will try his hand at sports car racing next month in a Ford Multimatic Daytona Prototype at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.

Labonte finalizes farewell schedule
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Terry Labonte picked his favorite tracks for the first half of his "Shifting Gears" retirement tour, and it's no surprise Texas Motor Speedway was atop the list.

Labonte finalizes farewell schedule

Revving up an old rivalry
The players have changed. The old coaches are gone. And the Augusta State-Lander rivalry seemed to go dormant.

Vodrazkova shoots Jags to 'ugly' upset
Eva Vodrazkova doesn't feel she has to shoulder the scoring burden for Augusta State to be successful.

Vodrazkova shoots Jags to 'ugly' upset
Eva Vodrazkova doesn't feel she has to shoulder the scoring burden for Augusta State to be successful.

Revving up an old rivalry
The players have changed. The old coaches are gone. And the Augusta State-Lander rivalry seemed to go dormant.

Colts are getting a lot of deserved respect

McNabb relishes playoff pressure

Feely's golf game gives him a leg up

Only Vick can alter balance of playoffs

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Mr. Joseph Friar    (WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.)
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Mr. Jessey C. Freshour    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Mrs. Mary C. Powell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty D. White    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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Mr. Billie Lamb    (COLUMBUS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary C. Powell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cleo Byrd    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Louise F. Kowat    (ELIZABETH, N.J.)
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Mr. Ernest Pixley    (ANDERSON, S.C.)

Mr. Sim (S.T.) Reed    (WRENS, Ga.)
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Mr. Landon Norman Jr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Glen Williams    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Mathis    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Gloria Roberison    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Tomiko Matayoshi Linton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. J.C. Mallard    (GIRARD, Ga.)

Deacon Willie Lee Tyler    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Carrie Mae Moore    (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Mr. Allen Frazier    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Deacon Willie Lee Tyler    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Chambers    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Billie Lamb    (COLUMBUS, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Adams    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
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Mr. Barney Kelley    (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL)

Mrs. Nellie R. Stump    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mr. William F. Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles L. Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Charlie Johnson    (GORDON, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Adams    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence Howard    ( MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie Mae Moore    (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)
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Mr. Allen Frazier    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)
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Mr. Bruce M. Lawrence    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Willie Charles Shealey    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Barney Kelley    (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL)
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Mrs. Dorothy Chambers    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Charlie Johnson    (GORDON, Ga.)
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Pastor Dexter A. Hill    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence Howard    ( MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Deacon Willie Lee Tyler    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Johnnie Hiers    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Joe W. Dickey    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Jessey C. Freshour    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Mr. William E. Ellis Jr.    (GIBSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Maggie Hilton    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ruby Cummings    (WARRRENTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Marcella M. Dean    (BURNSVILLE, Minn.)
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Mr. Johnnie Hiers    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Chambers    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Evelyn Helms Hall    (BEVERLY, N.J.)

Mr. Michael J. Blackwood    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. James H. Cato Jr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Maggie Adams    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
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Mr. Jessey C. Freshour    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Roosevelt Burnett, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William E. Ellis Jr.    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Naomi Abraham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joe W. Dickey    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty D. White    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Cummings    (WARRRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy Chambers    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Ronnie Rhodes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Loubia Brown    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Alzater Mayes Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marcella M. Dean    (BURNSVILLE, Minn.)

Mrs. Louise F. Kowat    (ELIZABETH, N.J.)

Mr. Jack P. Woodward    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Ernest Fox    (BATESBURG, S.C.)
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Mrs. Alzater Mayes Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Jessey C. Freshour    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty D. White    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Mr. Ernest Fox    (BATESBURG, S.C.)

Mr. Richard Westcott, III    (DURHAM, N.C.)
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Mr. Joe W. Dickey    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Thaxton    (UNION POINT, Ga.)
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Mr. James H. Cato Jr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Georgia J. Stewart    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Roosevelt Burnett, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Isaac Stevenson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Naomi Abraham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. C. Oliver Fruitticher    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Michael Mathis    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. William E. Ellis Jr.    (GIBSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Tomiko Matayoshi Linton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. J.C. Mallard    (GIRARD, Ga.)
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Mr. Ernest Pixley    (ANDERSON, S.C.)
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Mr. Landon Norman Jr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mr. Delmar D. Wilson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Joe W. Dickey    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Shirley J. Whitmore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Gerald L. Hamlet    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Dean Howard Roberson    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mr. Billie Lamb (COLUMBUS, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Allen Frazier (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Pastor Dexter A. Hill (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary C. Powell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Delmar D. Wilson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Carrie Mae Moore (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Mr. Landon Norman Jr. (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Essie Butler Rowe (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Loubia Brown (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. William F. Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Glen Williams (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Adams (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Michael Mathis (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Asa J. Bentley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Thaxton (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Adams (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruby Cummings (WARRRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Evelyn Helms Hall (BEVERLY, N.J.)

Mr. Roosevelt Burnett, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jack P. Woodward (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Marcella M. Dean (BURNSVILLE, Minn.)

Pastor Dexter A. Hill (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Charlie Johnson (GORDON, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Friar (WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.)

Mrs. Tomiko Matayoshi Linton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley J. Whitmore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Chambers (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Gerald L. Hamlet (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Richard Westcott, III (DURHAM, N.C.)

Mr. Ernest Pixley (ANDERSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Georgia J. Stewart (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William E. Ellis Jr. (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Ronnie Rhodes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Roberison (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. J.C. Mallard (GIRARD, Ga.)

Mrs. Naomi Abraham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary C. Powell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nellie R. Stump (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise F. Kowat (ELIZABETH, N.J.)

Mr. Jessey C. Freshour (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Ernest Fox (BATESBURG, S.C.)

Mr. Ronnie Rhodes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joe W. Dickey (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. William E. Ellis Jr. (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Barney Kelley (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL)

Mr. Cleo Byrd (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Joe W. Dickey (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty D. White (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Deacon Willie Lee Tyler (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Barney Kelley (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL)

Mr. Jessey C. Freshour (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Alzater Mayes Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty D. White (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Deacon Willie Lee Tyler (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence Howard ( MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Sim (S.T.) Reed (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Chambers (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Hewitt advances, Johansson out with injury

USA's Miller takes second in World Cup giant slalom

Small steps to normalcy for school

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Courier, others elected to Tennis Hall of Fame
NEWPORT, R.I. - Major champions Jim Courier, Yannick Noah and Jana Novotna were elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame, along with tour administrator Butch Buchholz.

USA's Miller takes second in World Cup giant slalom
ADELBODEN, Switzerland - Bode Miller lost a pole on the first run, and nearly performed the splits near the finish on the second run. But he still somehow managed to finish second in a World Cup giant slalom on Tuesday and maintained his lead in the overall standings.

Overtime
The Laney and Lincoln County football teams that advanced to the state semifinals will be honored during tonight's basketball doubleheader at Augusta State.

USA's Miller takes second in World Cup giant slalom
ADELBODEN, Switzerland - Bode Miller lost a pole on the first run, and nearly performed the splits near the finish on the second run. But he still somehow managed to finish second in a World Cup giant slalom on Tuesday and maintained his lead in the overall standings.

Overtime
The Laney and Lincoln County football teams that advanced to the state semifinals will be honored during tonight's basketball doubleheader at Augusta State.

MacArthur sets sailing record to Cape Horn
LONDON - British yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur set a record in reaching Cape Horn and remained four days ahead of schedule in her bid for a solo round-the-world record.

Small steps to normalcy for school
LANGLEY - The sounds resonating inside the Midland Valley High School gymnasium are, in a way, comforting.

Hewitt advances, Johansson out with injury
SYDNEY, Australia - Lleyton Hewitt rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the second set to beat Arnaud Clement 6-2, 6-4 Wednesday, advancing the top-seeded Australian to the quarterfinals of the Sydney International.

Small steps to normalcy for school
LANGLEY - The sounds resonating inside the Midland Valley High School gymnasium are, in a way, comforting.

Overtime
Augusta's Jeff Knox birdied the first four holes to send his team on its way to a second straight 7-under-par 65 and a share of the lead for the second consecutive day of the Southern International Four-Ball Championship.

Overtime
Augusta's Jeff Knox birdied the first four holes to send his team on its way to a second straight 7-under-par 65 and a share of the lead for the second consecutive day of the Southern International Four-Ball Championship.

Hewitt advances, Johansson out with injury
SYDNEY, Australia - Lleyton Hewitt rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the second set to beat Arnaud Clement 6-2, 6-4 Wednesday, advancing the top-seeded Australian to the quarterfinals of the Sydney International.

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

Rebels survive uprising
Unbeaten Hephzibah started off the way a team that hasn't lost in 16 games should.

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

Play of senior lifts Lady Cavs
Augusta Prep coach Moe McCormack knew someone would have to step up after leading scorer Katelyn Gibbs didn't dress because of an illness.

Rebels survive uprising
Unbeaten Hephzibah started off the way a team that hasn't lost in 16 games should.

Play of senior lifts Lady Cavs
Augusta Prep coach Moe McCormack knew someone would have to step up after leading scorer Katelyn Gibbs didn't dress because of an illness.

Feely's golf game gives him a leg up
FLOWERY BRANCH - If Jay Feely faces a potential game-winning field goal Saturday night to beat the St. Louis Rams and put the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game, he might pull out his driver and hit a few balls.

Colts are getting a lot of deserved respect
For a team that's lost five straight times to its upcoming opponent, the Indianapolis Colts are getting a lot of respect.

Feely's golf game gives him a leg up
FLOWERY BRANCH - If Jay Feely faces a potential game-winning field goal Saturday night to beat the St. Louis Rams and put the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game, he might pull out his driver and hit a few balls.

Only Vick can alter balance of playoffs
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Vick and those around him keep repeating a familiar mantra: The Atlanta Falcons are a team.

McNabb relishes playoff pressure
PHILADELPHIA - Donovan McNabb peeked into the interview room as Brian Westbrook approached the podium, and shouted three questions.

Only Vick can alter balance of playoffs
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Vick and those around him keep repeating a familiar mantra: The Atlanta Falcons are a team.

Colts are getting a lot of deserved respect
For a team that's lost five straight times to its upcoming opponent, the Indianapolis Colts are getting a lot of respect.

McNabb relishes playoff pressure
PHILADELPHIA - Donovan McNabb peeked into the interview room as Brian Westbrook approached the podium, and shouted three questions.

Abbeville to experience sounds of 'Oklahoma!'
Fifty years ago, the movie version of the Broadway musical Oklahoma! was released, starring Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones.

Local quartet looks for Hawaiian punch

Hollywood fascination with 1930s made for fine films

Taxpayers, IRS befuddled by tax laws
WASHINGTON - There are education tax breaks that require an 83-page manual to decipher. A dozen options for retirement savings accounts. A mysterious "second layer" of taxation - the alternative minimum tax - that could mean the difference between a refund or a tax bill.

Tsunami contributions deductable on 2004 tax returns
A new law allows taxpayers who itemize to deduct on their 2004 tax returns certain contributions to charities to aid the victims of the tsunami even if the contribution was made during January 2005. For more information, see New Law Encourages Tsunami Relief Contributions.

ABC wins its first ratings week of the season
NEW YORK - Buoyed by football and its suddenly potent Sunday lineup, ABC was the nation's most popular network for the first time this season and had its best ratings week in four years.

Actress is crazy in love on 'Committed'

'Battlestar Galactica' returns with an old face

Reeve among Director's Guild TV nominees
LOS ANGELES - Christopher Reeve was among five Directors Guild of America nominees announced Monday for outstanding direction of made-for-television movies.

Feminist icon Greer quits reality TV show

Actress is crazy in love on 'Committed'
NEW YORK - Her big eyes sparkle, her rosebud mouth blossoms into a lopsided smile. Who wouldn't be charmed by Marni Fliss, the goofy sylph on NBC's new romantic sitcom "Committed"?

'The Will' canceled after a single airing
NEW YORK - CBS lost "The Will" after just one night. This reality series, which logged a minuscule 4.2 million viewers on its premiere airing Saturday, has been axed by CBS, the network confirmed Wednesday. Despite heavy promotion, "The Will" ranked 79th place in viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research, making it CBS' lowest-ranked show of the week. (The week's most-watched show, CBS' "CSI," drew almost 29 million viewers.)

Augusta man is ready to rumble
Forrest Griffin is the first to admit he's a man of contradictions.

Augusta man is ready to rumble
Forrest Griffin is the first to admit he's a man of contradictions.

School says 'no' to 'The Simple Life 3'
BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, N.J. - The Fox TV reality series "The Simple Life" will not be using a South Jersey school as the setting for one of its episodes.

'Battlestar Galactica' returns with an old face
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - The Sci Fi Channel is bringing back "Battlestar Galactica," ABC's campy 1970s space opera, with a boost from original series star Richard Hatch.

Feminist icon Greer quits reality TV show
LONDON - Feminist icon Germaine Greer, who baffled observers by agreeing to appear in a reality TV show, made an equally mysterious decision Tuesday to quit the program.

Augusta man is ready to rumble

'Battlestar Galactica' returns with an old face
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - The Sci Fi Channel is bringing back "Battlestar Galactica," ABC's campy 1970s space opera, with a boost from original series star Richard Hatch.

Reeve among Director's Guild TV nominees

School says 'no' to 'The Simple Life 3'
BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, N.J. - The Fox TV reality series "The Simple Life" will not be using a South Jersey school as the setting for one of its episodes.

Augusta man is ready to rumble
Forrest Griffin is the first to admit he's a man of contradictions.

ABC wins its first ratings week of the season
NEW YORK - Buoyed by football and its suddenly potent Sunday lineup, ABC was the nation's most popular network for the first time this season and had its best ratings week in four years.

Feminist icon Greer quits reality TV show
LONDON - Feminist icon Germaine Greer, who baffled observers by agreeing to appear in a reality TV show, made an equally mysterious decision Tuesday to quit the program.

Reeve among Director's Guild TV nominees
LOS ANGELES - Christopher Reeve was among five Directors Guild of America nominees announced Monday for outstanding direction of made-for-television movies.

ABC wins its first ratings week of the season

Actress is crazy in love on 'Committed'
NEW YORK - Her big eyes sparkle, her rosebud mouth blossoms into a lopsided smile. Who wouldn't be charmed by Marni Fliss, the goofy sylph on NBC's new romantic sitcom "Committed"?

School says 'no' to 'The Simple Life 3'

Augusta man is ready to rumble

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Lawmakers want to honor Dooley
ATLANTA - A group of Georgia lawmakers suggested Tuesday that the football stadium at the University of Georgia be renamed to honor recently retired Athletic Director Vince Dooley.

Lawmakers want to honor Dooley

Lawmakers want to honor Dooley
ATLANTA - A group of Georgia lawmakers suggested Tuesday that the football stadium at the University of Georgia be renamed to honor recently retired Athletic Director Vince Dooley.

Hollywood fascination with 1930s made for fine films
Filmmakers seem to have a fascination with the 1930s. Perhaps it's because the prevailing events - the Depression, prohibition and the lead-up to a world war - offer such fine dramatic material. Perhaps it's because the decade serves as a convenient bridge between the Victorian past and the modern present.

Hollywood fascination with 1930s made for fine films
Filmmakers seem to have a fascination with the 1930s. Perhaps it's because the prevailing events - the Depression, prohibition and the lead-up to a world war - offer such fine dramatic material. Perhaps it's because the decade serves as a convenient bridge between the Victorian past and the modern present.

Ex-pro is happy with a change
Long days that include working weekends and holidays are part of the job description for a head golf pro. Prospective pros know that going in.

Ex-pro is happy with a change
Long days that include working weekends and holidays are part of the job description for a head golf pro. Prospective pros know that going in.

Boy has received 130,000 cards and counting

Library puts Stewart's 'America' back on shelves

You want fries with that?

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