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.

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
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.

Actor recalls effect participation in theater had on 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.

Common stories of juveniles inspire man's ideas for play

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.

Players, owners forge new steroid agreement
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - With some of its biggest stars under suspicion and lawmakers demanding action, Major League Baseball adopted a tougher steroid-testing program that will suspend first-time offenders for 10 days and randomly test players year-round.

Players, owners forge new steroid agreement

Players, owners forge new steroid agreement
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - With some of its biggest stars under suspicion and lawmakers demanding action, Major League Baseball adopted a tougher steroid-testing program that will suspend first-time offenders for 10 days and randomly test players year-round.

Pair arrested for telling lawyer jokes at courthouse
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Did you hear the one about the two guys arrested for telling lawyer jokes?

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.

Pair arrested for telling lawyer jokes at courthouse
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Did you hear the one about the two guys arrested for telling lawyer jokes?

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.

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.

30-year mortgages fall for a second consecutive week
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages fell for a second straight week, helping to get the housing industry off to a good start in the new year.

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.

U.S. ski resorts could see record year

Automakers expect sales growth from slew of new vehicles

Smaller cars remain key sales point for automakers

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.

New private owners hope to improve look, efficiency
Augusta-Richmond County's marinas were in trouble, so city officials abandoned ship.

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.

Marketing director isn't worried

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?

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.

Automakers expect sales growth from slew of new vehicles
DETROIT - The world's top automakers used one of the industry's biggest stages in recent days to roll out their latest cars and trucks, at the same time pledging to use the fresh offerings to attract greater numbers of new customers and expand their businesses.

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.

Five years later, irrational exuberance still lurks

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.

Automakers expect sales growth from slew of new vehicles
DETROIT - The world's top automakers used one of the industry's biggest stages in recent days to roll out their latest cars and trucks, at the same time pledging to use the fresh offerings to attract greater numbers of new customers and expand their businesses.

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.

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

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.

New private owners hope to improve look, efficiency
Augusta-Richmond County's marinas were in trouble, so city officials abandoned ship.

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.

New private owners hope to improve look, efficiency

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.

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.

Clemson names new offensive coordinator
Rob Spence doesn't expect Clemson to start scoring points in bunches simply because he's now in charge of the offense.

Clemson names new offensive coordinator

Clemson names new offensive coordinator
Rob Spence doesn't expect Clemson to start scoring points in bunches simply because he's now in charge of the offense.

Duke tops N.C. State

Revving up an old rivalry

Vodrazkova shoots Jags to 'ugly' upset

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

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.

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.

Unabridged inanity
We realize that criminal lawyers are charged with defending their clients zealously. And that, at times, enthusiastic advocacy can, shall we say, stretch the bounds of reasoned argument.

Legend in the making

Unabridged inanity
We realize that criminal lawyers are charged with defending their clients zealously. And that, at times, enthusiastic advocacy can, shall we say, stretch the bounds of reasoned argument.

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

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

Give up on Walton jail
Augusta commissioners seldom agree with their Richmond County Grand Jury critics, so when the two sides are in accord, the broader community should sit up and take notice.

The vultures gather

Unabridged inanity

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.

Plug the ethics gap
The investigation of Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine by the State Ethics Commission points up the desperate need to beef up the commission's clout - both in terms of boosting its budget and for providing stiffer ethics rules to enforce.

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.

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.

Patricia Clarkson named 'Queen of Hollywood South'
NEW ORLEANS - Actress Patricia Clarkson, back in her native Louisiana to play a governor's adviser in "All the King's Men," found herself being celebrated like royalty Thursday when the New Orleans mayor designated a day in her honor.

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.

Art mirrors high school experience
I'll be the first to admit that mine was not the typical high school experience. A graduate of John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet High School, I managed to fulfill my four years without ever attending a pep rally, investing myself emotionally in the outcome of a football game or finding the clique that would best suit my particular personality.

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.

Art mirrors high school experience
I'll be the first to admit that mine was not the typical high school experience. A graduate of John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet High School, I managed to fulfill my four years without ever attending a pep rally, investing myself emotionally in the outcome of a football game or finding the clique that would best suit my particular personality.

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:

Events
Events of interest in Georgia and South Carolina.

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

People in the News
NEW YORK - 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 - 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.

Consumers deal with holiday debt hangover
NEW YORK - As those holiday credit card bills roll in this month, many people have a deep sense of discomfort.

Consumers deal with holiday debt hangover

Taxpayers, IRS befuddled by tax laws

Tsunami contributions deductable on 2004 tax returns

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.

Consumers deal with holiday debt hangover
NEW YORK - As those holiday credit card bills roll in this month, many people have a deep sense of discomfort.

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.

Fishing tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Fishing tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Anglers are pleased with lake's full pool
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has maintained a full pool at Strom Thurmond Lake since Sept. 21 and fishermen surely do appreciate it.

Anglers are pleased with lake's full pool

Fishing tournaments

Anglers are pleased with lake's full pool
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has maintained a full pool at Strom Thurmond Lake since Sept. 21 and fishermen surely do appreciate it.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Fruit gardeners should be ready for muscadines
Fruit gardening can be a rewarding experience. Naturally, some fruits are easier to grow than others, and one of the easiest and most rewarding is muscadine grapes. If you have been considering them, it is about time to plant them.

Fruit gardeners should be ready for muscadines

Fruit gardeners should be ready for muscadines
Fruit gardening can be a rewarding experience. Naturally, some fruits are easier to grow than others, and one of the easiest and most rewarding is muscadine grapes. If you have been considering them, it is about time to plant them.

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.

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.

Wie struggles with the best

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.

Wie struggles with the best
HONOLULU - After scrambling to salvage a 5-over 75, Michelle Wie plopped down in a chair and playfully stuck out her bottom lip as if she had just been scolded.

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.

Wie struggles with the best
HONOLULU - After scrambling to salvage a 5-over 75, Michelle Wie plopped down in a chair and playfully stuck out her bottom lip as if she had just been scolded.

The first full tour offers something for everyone

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

Record is fine, but Rebels want that elusive title

Brantley in good company after win

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.

A chill sets the mood, but I prefer warmth
There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.

More evacuees are allowed to return home
GRANITEVILLE -- The second phase of the return of evacuees forced from their homes by the deadly wreck of Norfolk Southern Train 192 started this morning as officials from Avondale Mills struggled to jump start their chlorine-laced textile mills.

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

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

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.

Forget partnership with Richmond
Why would Ron Cross and the Columbia County Commission, along with his development committee personnel, ever consider the possibility of associating with Augusta and Richmond County? Bud Carter, Evans

Larke has poor handle on violence

War is a costly but necessary evil
The Cooks are at it again, I see ("President's war agenda is evil," Jan. 4). Anne Cook needs to understand that more than 50 percent of Americans voted for President Bush, and against Democrats. Don Turner, Grovetown

Carefully examine early-release plan
I attended a presentation on a proposed weekly early-release day for Columbia County elementary-school pupils. Robbie Hammond, Evans

War is a costly but necessary evil
The Cooks are at it again, I see ("President's war agenda is evil," Jan. 4). Anne Cook needs to understand that more than 50 percent of Americans voted for President Bush, and against Democrats. Don Turner, Grovetown

Forget partnership with Richmond

Dance troupe helps promote literacy
The dancers of the Augusta West Dance Companies, sponsored by the Augusta West Dance Guild, not only provided an entertaining Christmas performance for the holidays, but shared the proceeds of their efforts with local charities. Marsha Boasso, Evans

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

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

War is a costly but necessary evil

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

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.

Forget partnership with Richmond
Why would Ron Cross and the Columbia County Commission, along with his development committee personnel, ever consider the possibility of associating with Augusta and Richmond County? Bud Carter, Evans

Some mammal's fed on dinosaurs

Toyota makes Tacoma more impressive

New diet guidelines to emphasize calories, exercise

High flyin' feeding

NASA launches Deep Impact spacecraft

High flyin' feeding
Just because they're not freezing doesn't mean they're not hungry.

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.

High flyin' feeding
Just because they're not freezing doesn't mean they're not hungry.

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.

Toyota makes Tacoma more impressive
Small, wimpy trucks are out. Bold, larger trucks - very nearly busting out of the "compact pickup" category - are in.

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.

Toyota makes Tacoma more impressive
Small, wimpy trucks are out. Bold, larger trucks - very nearly busting out of the "compact pickup" category - are in.

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.

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.

Short-handed Augusta adjusts

Short-handed Augusta adjusts
The Augusta Lynx defense has three tiers: the healthy, the injured and the forwards impersonating defenders.

Lynx close door on arena woes
One rink door opening because of a big hit was a fluke, but a second door opening in two games at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center was too much for Augusta Lynx general manager Paul Gamsby to take.

Short-handed Augusta adjusts
The Augusta Lynx defense has three tiers: the healthy, the injured and the forwards impersonating defenders.

MCG scare halts VA surgeries

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:

Officials allow many train wreck evacuees to return home

State awards 2 schools, teacher
It was a good day for education in the Augusta area. Georgia education officials recognized two schools for excellence and named a Columbia County educator as a finalist for Georgia Teacher of the Year.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Area will keep its status as historic
Augusta-Richmond County Historic Preservation commissioners voted Thursday to spare the local historic district designation of the Bethlehem neighborhood in hopes of preserving the area's historic value and removing neighborhood blight.

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.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The need for more caseworkers in the Division of Family and Children Services means children under the watch of the agency are less protected, according to a report by the state Office of the Child Advocate.

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.

States' officials meet to fix issues
The Savannah River's critical role in wastewater assimilation will become more important as water demands increase in both Georgia and South Carolina, according to Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue's senior legal counsel.

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.

Slow lottery sales may endanger scholarships
ATLANTA - Lottery sales growth has cooled considerably in the past three months, prompting lawmakers to predict cuts to the lottery-funded HOPE Scholarship could be coming in the near future.

Things to do

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for all three members of a family charged in a 2003 standoff in an Abbeville home that resulted in the deaths of two law enforcement officers.

King's life to be celebrated

Across the area
Two men accused of taking part in an armed robbery received probation sentences Thursday after pleading guilty to reduced charges.

'Blanket of care' supports military marriages

Senator says base closings seem unlikely
ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., said Thursday that he believes Georgia will make it through an upcoming round of military base closings without losing one of its 13 installations.

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.

Former curator loved museum
Friends remember a longtime Augusta museum curator as an innovative and creative historian and friend.

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

Cancer project gets its funds
ATLANTA - The Medical College of Georgia received a long-anticipated financial boost for its cancer program in Gov. Sonny Perdue's budget proposal.

Across the river
Events in South Carolina.

Kid of the Day
Kyanna Marie Walker is today's Kid of the Day.

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?"

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

Harlem gets deadline on fire contract

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.

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

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

Across the river

Raid uncovers lab

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

Martin Luther King Jr. Day closings and events

Sleepover event gets Scouts ready for cookie sale

Former curator loved museum

Senator says base closings seem unlikely
ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., said Thursday that he believes Georgia will make it through an upcoming round of military base closings without losing one of its 13 installations.

Price of old properties rises

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Residents want reorganization

Across the river
Events in South Carolina.

State, hospitals enter agreement

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

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

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.

Senator says base closings seem unlikely

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.

Across the area

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.

Survey finds varied damage at Avondale

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.

News you can use

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.

Area will get dose of chilly weather

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.

Across Georgia

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.

More evacuees return to homes

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.

Governor turns suggestion of teacher's son into reality

News you can use

Cancer project gets its funds

King's life to be celebrated

Debated book will return to classrooms

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.

States' officials meet to fix issues

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

Tornado watch still in effect for CSRA

Across the river
Events in South Carolina.

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.

Ruling on pupil is delayed for tests

More evacuees are allowed to return home

Residents will begin returning home today

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.

Across Georgia

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.

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

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

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.

Governor turns suggestion of teacher's son into reality
Burke County High School teacher Beverly Tippens thought a suggestion her son Cliff made to Gov. Sonny Perdue two years ago might just go in one ear and out the other.

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.

Price of old properties rises
A haggle over the price of two historic buildings the city is trying to acquire in Olde Town could result in a legal battle.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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

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.

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.

Area will get dose of chilly weather
The calendar might say January, but Pam Tucker's office thermostat has been saying air conditioner.

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.

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.

More evacuees return to homes
GRANITEVILLE - Hundreds of residents left homeless because of last week's fatal train wreck flooded back into evacuated neighborhoods Thursday, and hundreds more could follow today or Saturday.

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

Arena meeting reviews details
Columbia County's newly formed Arena/Entertainment Facility Committee entered the spotlight Thursday night with its first meeting, discussing everything from its mission statement to the particulars of a potential arena in the county.

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?"

State, hospitals enter agreement
MORROW, Ga. - The state has reached a temporary agreement with three large, urban hospitals over Medicaid payments, averting a standoff that some smaller hospitals had said could force them to close.

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.

Residents want reorganization
ATLANTA - It's been a crazed week for Rep. Sue Burmeister, R-Augusta. There was a new legislative session to start, new committee jobs to tackle and a new office to move into.

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.

Locals eagerly re-enter homes
GRANITEVILLE - Ray Scott spoke for many in the Graniteville area Thursday. "It's sure good to be home," he uttered upon returning to his Chinaberry Street house for the first time in a week.

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.

Survey finds varied damage at Avondale
GRANITEVILLE - Avondale Mills officials struggling to resurrect a chlorine-contaminated textile complex said Thursday that they face a mixture of damage that may keep some plants idled longer while allowing others to open with relative ease.

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.

Augusta agreement is expired
Last week's train wreck in Graniteville prompted Mayor Bob Young to review Augusta's franchise agreement with the railway companies whose trains come through the city, and he learned the contract had expired.

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.

Raid uncovers lab
NORTH AUGUSTA - Authorities raided a house in a quiet neighborhood Thursday in what one official said was the largest methamphetamine lab bust in South Carolina in two years.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Martin Luther King Jr. Day closings and events
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

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 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.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for all three members of a family charged in a 2003 standoff in an Abbeville home that resulted in the deaths of two law enforcement officers.

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.

More evacuees return to homes
GRANITEVILLE - Hundreds of residents left homeless because of last week's fatal train wreck flooded back into evacuated neighborhoods Thursday, and hundreds more could follow today or Saturday.

Across the river
Events in South Carolina.

Arena meeting reviews details
Columbia County's newly formed Arena/Entertainment Facility Committee entered the spotlight Thursday night with its first meeting, discussing everything from its mission statement to the particulars of a potential arena in the county.

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.

Everything is sew fine at community center

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.

State, hospitals enter agreement
MORROW, Ga. - The state has reached a temporary agreement with three large, urban hospitals over Medicaid payments, averting a standoff that some smaller hospitals had said could force them to close.

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.

Slow lottery sales may endanger scholarships
ATLANTA - Lottery sales growth has cooled considerably in the past three months, prompting lawmakers to predict cuts to the lottery-funded HOPE Scholarship could be coming in the near future.

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.

Residents want reorganization
ATLANTA - It's been a crazed week for Rep. Sue Burmeister, R-Augusta. There was a new legislative session to start, new committee jobs to tackle and a new office to move into.

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.

Survey finds varied damage at Avondale
GRANITEVILLE - Avondale Mills officials struggling to resurrect a chlorine-contaminated textile complex said Thursday that they face a mixture of damage that may keep some plants idled longer while allowing others to open with relative ease.

Funeral services for train wreck victims

States' officials meet to fix issues
The Savannah River's critical role in wastewater assimilation will become more important as water demands increase in both Georgia and South Carolina, according to Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue's senior legal counsel.

Millions needed to mend building

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The need for more caseworkers in the Division of Family and Children Services means children under the watch of the agency are less protected, according to a report by the state Office of the Child Advocate.

Across the river

Area will get dose of chilly weather
The calendar might say January, but Pam Tucker's office thermostat has been saying air conditioner.

Across South Carolina

Governor turns suggestion of teacher's son into reality
Burke County High School teacher Beverly Tippens thought a suggestion her son Cliff made to Gov. Sonny Perdue two years ago might just go in one ear and out the other.

Across the area

Price of old properties rises
A haggle over the price of two historic buildings the city is trying to acquire in Olde Town could result in a legal battle.

Pet of the Week

Martin Luther King Jr. Day closings and events
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

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

More evacuees are allowed to return home
GRANITEVILLE -- The second phase of the return of evacuees forced from their homes by the deadly wreck of Norfolk Southern Train 192 started this morning as officials from Avondale Mills struggled to jump start their chlorine-laced textile mills.

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

Kid of the Day

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.

Suspect arrested in 1st slaying of 2005

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

'Blanket of care' supports military marriages

Around the block

Reunions

Post Happenings

For the record

This week

Pupils try to resume routine

Trucker hadn't been on job long

Cancer project gets its funds
ATLANTA - The Medical College of Georgia received a long-anticipated financial boost for its cancer program in Gov. Sonny Perdue's budget proposal.

Former curator loved museum
Friends remember a longtime Augusta museum curator as an innovative and creative historian and friend.

Debated book will return to classrooms
A controversial book labeled "filth" by one school board member will be returned to Richmond County classrooms and offered to high school students with parental consent.

Kid of the Day
Kyanna Marie Walker is today's Kid of the Day.

Graniteville community information

Budget focus is education

Department handed out erroneous list

Fisherman's forecast

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

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

Pet of the Week

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.

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

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:

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

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.

Across the area
Two men accused of taking part in an armed robbery received probation sentences Thursday after pleading guilty to reduced charges.

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.

Arena meeting reviews details

Slow lottery sales may endanger scholarships

Raid uncovers lab
NORTH AUGUSTA - Authorities raided a house in a quiet neighborhood Thursday in what one official said was the largest methamphetamine lab bust in South Carolina in two years.

Debated book will return to classrooms
A controversial book labeled "filth" by one school board member will be returned to Richmond County classrooms and offered to high school students with parental consent.

Across South Carolina

DVD reviews

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
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).

Improv movie will be shown at festival

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: 'Racing Stripes'

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'

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

Mini reviews

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

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.

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'
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.

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."

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.

Teens In Mind house will aid young moms

Guitarist's travels have helped him expand musically

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.

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.

Top 20 Concert Tours

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
Having worked in the social services field for years, Sander White said she's seen plenty of teenage mothers in need.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Labonte finalizes farewell schedule

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.

NASCAR: Newman ready to contend for title
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Ryan Newman knows he needs to be more consistent to win his first NASCAR Nextel Cup championship.

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
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.

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

Duke tops N.C. State
RALEIGH, N.C. - Shelden Williams scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half to help No. 5 Duke beat North Carolina State 86-74 on Thursday night.

Duke tops N.C. State
RALEIGH, N.C. - Shelden Williams scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half to help No. 5 Duke beat North Carolina State 86-74 on Thursday night.

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.

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

Moss fined $10,000 for fake mooning

Only Vick can alter balance of playoffs

McNabb relishes playoff pressure

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Rev. Lonnie Busby    (OIL TROUGH, Ark)
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Rev. W. Donald Andrews    (BALDWIN, Ga.)
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Mr. Isaac Stevenson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Miss Christy Evette Collins    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Joe W. Dickey    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Deacon Willie Lee Tyler    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Dr. Gerardo H. Guzman    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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Mrs. Mary Ann Johnson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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Mrs. Annie Thaxton (UNION POINT, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mattie B. Williams (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Barney Kelley (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL)

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

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

Mr. Ronnie Rhodes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Billie Lamb (COLUMBUS, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Manchester Brooks, Sr. (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence Howard ( MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Charlie Johnson (GORDON, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Roosevelt Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William F. Jones (Retired Painter Augusta, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Bass Kalbskopf (GIRARD, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Carnell Hicks (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Dr. Gerardo H. Guzman (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Crew (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruby Swint Cummings (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Geraldine W. Parnell (GRIFFIN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bruce H. Stapleton (SARASOTA, Fla.)

Mrs. Tomiko Matayoshi Linton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Naomi Abraham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Rev. Lonnie Busby (OIL TROUGH, Ark)

Mrs. Ruby Cummings (WARRRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ann Johnson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Lucille Wright (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Loubia Brown (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Georgia Atlee Beard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert Wells, Jr. (ORANGEBURG, S.C.)

Mrs. Theodosia Hampton (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Michael J. Blackwood (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. John Henry Harden, Jr. (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Birdsey (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary C. Ashley (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

Overtime

Small steps to normalcy for school

Hewitt advances, Johansson out with injury

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Kim Hudson, who led South Carolina to 226 victories in 12 seasons, announced her resignation Thursday.

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

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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.

Overtime
Kim Hudson, who led South Carolina to 226 victories in 12 seasons, announced her resignation Thursday.

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.

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.

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.

Record is fine, but Rebels want that elusive title
Hephzibah girls basketball coach Wendell Lofton worries about the way the following comes across to most.

Brantley in good company after win
Josey's Lynn Brantley stepped into some rarefied air last week with her 700th career victory, which came against Morgan County. After 36 seasons, her life's work is stacking up nicely beside other notable high school basketball coaches.

Record is fine, but Rebels want that elusive title
Hephzibah girls basketball coach Wendell Lofton worries about the way the following comes across to most.

Brantley in good company after win
Josey's Lynn Brantley stepped into some rarefied air last week with her 700th career victory, which came against Morgan County. After 36 seasons, her life's work is stacking up nicely beside other notable high school basketball coaches.

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

Moss fined $10,000 for fake mooning
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Randy Moss trudged out to his truck in the subzero cold, with a huge, black hooded sweat shirt covering almost his entire face. All that was showing was a carefree smile.

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.

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.

Moss fined $10,000 for fake mooning
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Randy Moss trudged out to his truck in the subzero cold, with a huge, black hooded sweat shirt covering almost his entire face. All that was showing was a carefree smile.

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.

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.

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.

Hollywood fascination with 1930s made for fine films

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.

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.

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

'The Simple Life' filming moved from country to city
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - After getting the cold shoulder in a rural New Jersey town, Paris Hilton and her reality show are headed for the city.

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.

'A Current Affair' to return to television
NEW YORK - The flying "A Current Affair" triangle logo and distinctive theme are careening back to television.

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

'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.)

CBS reveals identities of 'Survivor: Palau' castaways
NEW YORK - The island is about to get a little more crowded.

'Battlestar Galactica' returns with an old face

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

'A Current Affair' to return to television

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.

'A Current Affair' to return to television
NEW YORK - The flying "A Current Affair" triangle logo and distinctive theme are careening back to television.

CBS reveals identities of 'Survivor: Palau' castaways
NEW YORK - The island is about to get a little more crowded.

CBS reveals identities of 'Survivor: Palau' castaways

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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.

Miami transfer to pitch for South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's try for a fourth straight College World Series got a boost Thursday with the addition of former Miami pitcher Shawn Valdes-Fauli to this year's roster.

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Pair arrested for telling lawyer jokes at courthouse

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