'Unforgivable Blackness' pulls no punches
Long before Cassius Clay had the nerve to change his name to Muhammad Ali and fight the military draft in the 1960s, another black heavyweight boxer inflamed the passions of his era.

Two kinds of Kafka appear among new-book choices

'At Risk' focuses on today's war on terror
LONDON - Stella Rimington, who directed Britain's MI5 spy agency during a high point of IRA terrorism in the 1990s, has never liked the way that James Bond movies portray secret agents.

'At Risk' focuses on today's war on terror

Book tells '100-year-secret' years early
As World War II was ending, many of its horrors were already known. Others were just becoming known, and still others were happening unnecessarily close to the war's end.

Two kinds of Kafka appear among new-book choices
A new novel follows a teenager named Kafka as he searches for his mother, while a new nonfiction book searches among the works of another Kafka - Franz Kafka, the Czech-Austrian novelist and short-story writer.

Two kinds of Kafka appear among new-book choices
A new novel follows a teenager named Kafka as he searches for his mother, while a new nonfiction book searches among the works of another Kafka - Franz Kafka, the Czech-Austrian novelist and short-story writer.

Book tells '100-year-secret' years early
As World War II was ending, many of its horrors were already known. Others were just becoming known, and still others were happening unnecessarily close to the war's end.

'Unforgivable Blackness' pulls no punches

'Unforgivable Blackness' pulls no punches
Long before Cassius Clay had the nerve to change his name to Muhammad Ali and fight the military draft in the 1960s, another black heavyweight boxer inflamed the passions of his era.

'At Risk' focuses on today's war on terror
LONDON - Stella Rimington, who directed Britain's MI5 spy agency during a high point of IRA terrorism in the 1990s, has never liked the way that James Bond movies portray secret agents.

Book tells '100-year-secret' years early

Peyton Anne Thornhill

Fredericka Imani Trottie
Frederick and Nicole Trottie of Jackson, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Fredericka Imani, born December 29, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Xavier Akil Clark-Walker

Camden Christopher Beckett
Shawn and Victoria Beckett of Hephzibah are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Camden Christopher, born January 3, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Riley McKenna Olson

Tanner Scott Fiaugh
Scott and Heather Fiaugh of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tanner Scott, born December 22, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Brooks Butler Jenison, Reece Ellis Jenison and William Day Jenison

Riley McKenna Olson
Bryan and Crystil Olson of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Riley McKenna, born, December 16, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Tyler Evan Tedesco
Keri and Anthony Tedesco are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tyler Evan, born December 20, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

William Seton Hattaway
Wayne and Amy Hattaway of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, William Seton, born, December 9, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Camden Brooks Taylor
Heath and Wendi Taylor of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Camden Brooks, born December 14, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Brooks Butler Jenison, Reece Ellis Jenison and William Day Jenison
John (Jody) and Dani Jenison of North Augusta, proudly announce the birth of their triplet sons, Brooks Butler, Reece Ellis and William Day, born November 16, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ashlyn Grace Sommers

Xavier Akil Clark-Walker
Sanchez and Cynthia Clark of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Xavier Akil, born December 29, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Gracyn Ann Gurley

Peyton Anne Thornhill
Danny and Penny Thornhill of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Peyton Anne, born December 30, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Davian Markia Aaliyah Davis
Roy and Shonika Davis of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Davian Markia Aaliyah, born December 23, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Kathlyn McKenzie Hammett
Larry and Kayce Hammett of Belvedere, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kathlyn McKenzie, born December 28, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nicholas Aidan Broach

Emily Rae Crosby
Brian and Heather Crosby of Hephzibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Rae, born December 6, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Mycah Kamar Bowles
Leonard and Lisa Bowles of Hephzibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Mycah Kamar, born December 22, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Mycah Kamar Bowles
Leonard and Lisa Bowles of Hephzibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Mycah Kamar, born December 22, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Te'Aira Sa'Nai Pitts
ToNeya Lattimore and Tyson Pitts are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Te'Aira SaNai, born December 17, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Davian Markia Aaliyah Davis
Roy and Shonika Davis of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Davian Markia Aaliyah, born December 23, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Davian Markia Aaliyah Davis

Paris Faith McElroy
Daniel and Nakeisha McElroy of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Paris Faith, born December 21, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Camden Brooks Taylor

Te'Aira Sa'Nai Pitts
ToNeya Lattimore and Tyson Pitts are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Te'Aira SaNai, born December 17, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Te'Aira Sa'Nai Pitts

Caleb Braeden Edl
David and Heather Edl of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Caleb Braeden, born December 29, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Tyler Evan Tedesco

Fredericka Imani Trottie
Frederick and Nicole Trottie of Jackson, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Fredericka Imani, born December 29, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Paris Faith McElroy

Ja'niya La'princia Allen-Perlote
Tequila R. Allen and Brandon Perlote of Thomson, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ja'niya La'princia, born December 30, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Riley McKenna Olson
Bryan and Crystil Olson of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Riley McKenna, born, December 16, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ashlyn Grace Sommers
Rich and Michelle Sommers of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ashlyn Grace, born December 27, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Tanner Scott Fiaugh
Scott and Heather Fiaugh of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tanner Scott, born December 22, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Caleb Braeden Edl

William Seton Hattaway

Nicholas Aidan Broach
Charles and Nina Broach of Warrenville, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nicholas Aidan, born December 17, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Savannah Ann Hawkins
Kevin and Reva Hawkins of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Savannah Ann, born December 26, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Gracyn Ann Gurley
Tiffany and Chris Gurley of Harlem, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Gracyn Ann, born December 29, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Caleb Braeden Edl
David and Heather Edl of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Caleb Braeden, born December 29, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nicholas Aidan Broach
Charles and Nina Broach of Warrenville, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nicholas Aidan, born December 17, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ja'niya La'princia Allen-Perlote
Tequila R. Allen and Brandon Perlote of Thomson, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ja'niya La'princia, born December 30, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Savannah Ann Hawkins
Kevin and Reva Hawkins of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Savannah Ann, born December 26, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ashlyn Grace Sommers
Rich and Michelle Sommers of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ashlyn Grace, born December 27, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Camden Christopher Beckett
Shawn and Victoria Beckett of Hephzibah are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Camden Christopher, born January 3, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Paris Faith McElroy
Daniel and Nakeisha McElroy of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Paris Faith, born December 21, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Xavier Akil Clark-Walker
Sanchez and Cynthia Clark of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Xavier Akil, born December 29, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Peyton Anne Thornhill
Danny and Penny Thornhill of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Peyton Anne, born December 30, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Tanner Scott Fiaugh

Camden Brooks Taylor
Heath and Wendi Taylor of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Camden Brooks, born December 14, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kathlyn McKenzie Hammett

Gracyn Ann Gurley
Tiffany and Chris Gurley of Harlem, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Gracyn Ann, born December 29, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mycah Kamar Bowles

Tyler Evan Tedesco
Keri and Anthony Tedesco are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tyler Evan, born December 20, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Fredericka Imani Trottie

Kathlyn McKenzie Hammett
Larry and Kayce Hammett of Belvedere, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kathlyn McKenzie, born December 28, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Camden Christopher Beckett

Brooks Butler Jenison, Reece Ellis Jenison and William Day Jenison
John (Jody) and Dani Jenison of North Augusta, proudly announce the birth of their triplet sons, Brooks Butler, Reece Ellis and William Day, born November 16, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ja'niya La'princia Allen-Perlote

Savannah Ann Hawkins

William Seton Hattaway
Wayne and Amy Hattaway of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, William Seton, born, December 9, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Career day speaker tells middle schoolers about stripping
SAN FRANCISCO - The principal of a Palo Alto middle school may not invite a popular speaker back to an annual career day after he told girls they could earn a good living as strippers.

Student, 11, locks out driver and takes school bus for a joyride
NORTON SHORES, Mich. - An 11-year-old boy took the wheel of a school bus after locking the driver out, and went on a spin that left behind a trail of smashed mailboxes and broken utility poles.

Student, 11, locks out driver and takes school bus for a joyride
NORTON SHORES, Mich. - An 11-year-old boy took the wheel of a school bus after locking the driver out, and went on a spin that left behind a trail of smashed mailboxes and broken utility poles.

Career day speaker tells middle schoolers about stripping
SAN FRANCISCO - The principal of a Palo Alto middle school may not invite a popular speaker back to an annual career day after he told girls they could earn a good living as strippers.

Odds and Ends
LINCOLN, Neb. - Sen. Ben Nelson finally has succeeded in getting President Bush to stop calling him by the detested nickname "Nellie."

Odds and Ends
LINCOLN, Neb. - Sen. Ben Nelson finally has succeeded in getting President Bush to stop calling him by the detested nickname "Nellie."

Braves acquire Mondesi
ATLANTA - Raul Mondesi passed inspection Friday, convincing the Atlanta Braves he is sound - physically and mentally - and ready to commit to the team for the 2005 season.

Consumers find little protection in states' lemon laws

Enigmatic billionaire funds his interests
SEATTLE - Most kids discard dreams of becoming an astronaut as fast as they abandon childhood toys. But when the kid is Paul Allen, and he grows from geek with smudged eyeglasses to one of the richest men in the world, dreams can become reality.

Enforcing single-season seeds, Monsanto sues farmers

Automakers slash prices in China amid sluggish demand

Enforcing single-season seeds, Monsanto sues farmers
SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co.'s "seed police" snared soy farmer Homan McFarling in 1999, and the company is demanding he pay it hundreds of thousands of dollars for alleged technology piracy.

Wholesale prices plunge 0.7 percent in December
WASHINGTON - Prices at the wholesale level, helped by the largest drop in energy prices since April 2003, fell by 0.7 percent in December while output at the nation's factories, mines and utilities soared by 0.8 percent, the government reported Friday.

Consumers find little protection in states' lemon laws
Tom Gorta thought he was getting a great deal when he bought a 2004 Suzuki Verona for his children.

Molson shareholders offered sweeter deal

Dunkin' Donuts will stick with basics while it grows
BOSTON - With the addition of more espresso drinks to its menu, Dunkin' Donuts might look as if it's trying to be another Starbucks Corp.

Wholesale prices plunge 0.7 percent in December
WASHINGTON - Prices at the wholesale level, helped by the largest drop in energy prices since April 2003, fell by 0.7 percent in December while output at the nation's factories, mines and utilities soared by 0.8 percent, the government reported Friday.

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Dec. 29-Jan. 5. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Molson shareholders offered sweeter deal
DENVER - Molson Inc. stock climbed nearly 4 percent in early trading Friday after the Canadian brewer and Adolph Coors Co. dramatically increased a special dividend to persuade wavering shareholders to approve their proposal to create a $6 billion brewer.

Enigmatic billionaire funds his interests
SEATTLE - Most kids discard dreams of becoming an astronaut as fast as they abandon childhood toys. But when the kid is Paul Allen, and he grows from geek with smudged eyeglasses to one of the richest men in the world, dreams can become reality.

Automakers slash prices in China amid sluggish demand
SHANGHAI, China - The outlook for China's once sizzling auto market has cooled, prompting both foreign and domestic automakers to scramble to undercut their competitors by slashing prices by up to 20 percent.

Dunkin' Donuts will stick with basics while it grows
BOSTON - With the addition of more espresso drinks to its menu, Dunkin' Donuts might look as if it's trying to be another Starbucks Corp.

Dunkin' Donuts will stick with basics while it grows

Consumers find little protection in states' lemon laws
Tom Gorta thought he was getting a great deal when he bought a 2004 Suzuki Verona for his children.

Molson shareholders offered sweeter deal
DENVER - Molson Inc. stock climbed nearly 4 percent in early trading Friday after the Canadian brewer and Adolph Coors Co. dramatically increased a special dividend to persuade wavering shareholders to approve their proposal to create a $6 billion brewer.

Golf club nears completion
After more than half a decade of planning and almost three years of construction, Champions Retreat is getting set to tee off.

Wholesale prices plunge 0.7 percent in December

Enforcing single-season seeds, Monsanto sues farmers
SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co.'s "seed police" snared soy farmer Homan McFarling in 1999, and the company is demanding he pay it hundreds of thousands of dollars for alleged technology piracy.

Automakers slash prices in China amid sluggish demand
SHANGHAI, China - The outlook for China's once sizzling auto market has cooled, prompting both foreign and domestic automakers to scramble to undercut their competitors by slashing prices by up to 20 percent.

Enigmatic billionaire funds his interests

Government deserves a colorful character

Government deserves a colorful character
To err is human. For it not to be your error is divine.

Government deserves a colorful character
To err is human. For it not to be your error is divine.

SEC roundup

Southern Conference roundup

McCurry sinks last-second shot

Guard's hot hand leading Armstrong Atlantic State

Telfer leads by example for Jaguars

Lucette's play scores victory

MLB bulks up tests
Responding to massive pressure from the public and Congress, the Major League Baseball players' union, after years of resistance, has finally agreed to a much tougher anti-steroid, anti-drug regime.

Harbin the headliner
State Rep. Ben Harbin isn't just joking when he says he has a lot more friends this week than last. Winning more friends and influencing more people is what happens when your colleagues elect you to head up one of the most powerful legislative panels in Atlanta.

Faith-based aid works
In vampire lore, the creatures of the night are frightened away by a crucifix.

Faith-based aid works

'We are one in spirit'
It was a remarkable sea of color and an inspiring blend of young voices Friday, when the choirs of Paine College, the Medical College of Georgia and Augusta State University sang as one for the first time.

Good news for MCG
The state's improving economy is translating into some good news for the Medical College of Georgia. After several years of funding cuts because of the weak economy, Gov. Sonny Perdue's proposed $17.4 billion 2006 budget calls for $5.8 million to help MCG's ambitious cancer program.

Faith-based aid works
In vampire lore, the creatures of the night are frightened away by a crucifix.

'We are one in spirit'

'We are one in spirit'
It was a remarkable sea of color and an inspiring blend of young voices Friday, when the choirs of Paine College, the Medical College of Georgia and Augusta State University sang as one for the first time.

People in the News
MELBOURNE, Australia - Just days after being ranked No. 6 on Mr. Blackwell's annual worst-dressed list, Serena Williams unveiled her new line of lime green-and-white Nike tennis apparel.

Dick Clark still hospitalized nearly six weeks after stroke
BURBANK, Calif. - "American Bandstand" icon Dick Clark is still hospitalized nearly six weeks after a mild stroke, but his publicist said Friday that he continues to progress in his physical therapy and is closer to going home.

Lou Rawls becomes father again at 69
LOS ANGELES - Grammy-winning R&B singer Lou Rawls and his wife Nina celebrated their first wedding anniversary with the birth of a son.

Lou Rawls becomes father again at 69
LOS ANGELES - Grammy-winning R&B singer Lou Rawls and his wife Nina celebrated their first wedding anniversary with the birth of a son.

Jennifer and Brad return to work after separating
TOKYO - It's back to work for Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston - but no breakup questions, please.

People in the News
MELBOURNE, Australia - Just days after being ranked No. 6 on Mr. Blackwell's annual worst-dressed list, Serena Williams unveiled her new line of lime green-and-white Nike tennis apparel.

Dick Clark still hospitalized nearly six weeks after stroke
BURBANK, Calif. - "American Bandstand" icon Dick Clark is still hospitalized nearly six weeks after a mild stroke, but his publicist said Friday that he continues to progress in his physical therapy and is closer to going home.

Wide variety of mutual funds land in the mid-cap class
NEW YORK - Large-cap funds have long served as core holdings for individual investors, and several years of outstanding performance have put small-cap funds in the spotlight. But you rarely hear about the benefits of owning stocks in the middle market.

Determine your spending before choosing reward
Q: I was offered a credit card that will offer me a cash rebate from my purchases. Is that better than earning points that can be exchanged for airlines miles or goods and services?

Determine your spending before choosing reward
Q: I was offered a credit card that will offer me a cash rebate from my purchases. Is that better than earning points that can be exchanged for airlines miles or goods and services?

Wide variety of mutual funds land in the mid-cap class
NEW YORK - Large-cap funds have long served as core holdings for individual investors, and several years of outstanding performance have put small-cap funds in the spotlight. But you rarely hear about the benefits of owning stocks in the middle market.

Determine your spending before choosing reward

Wide variety of mutual funds land in the mid-cap class

Futurity's goals don't change
Changes abound for the 26th annual Augusta Futurity.

Futurity's goals don't change

Futurity's goals don't change
Changes abound for the 26th annual Augusta Futurity.

Jackets find conference deep
RALEIGH, N.C. - Somewhere deep beneath the rich soil of these parts lies college basketball's epicenter.

Back to drawing board for teen star
HONOLULU - It's back to school for Michelle Wie.

Maruyama retains lead with wild day
HONOLULU - Shigeki Maruyama didn't panic when he made a double bogey on the first hole and quickly lost his one-shot lead in the Sony Open. He simply figured he would get it back with a couple of birdies.

Back to drawing board for teen star

Maruyama retains lead with wild day
HONOLULU - Shigeki Maruyama didn't panic when he made a double bogey on the first hole and quickly lost his one-shot lead in the Sony Open. He simply figured he would get it back with a couple of birdies.

Maruyama retains lead with wild day

Back to drawing board for teen star
HONOLULU - It's back to school for Michelle Wie.

Few looks for Williston-Elko's Bush

Prep Basketball Scores

Greenbrier pulls off upset of Baldwin

Few looks for Williston-Elko's Bush
Not every recruiting story picks up steam with every snap of the season.

Few looks for Williston-Elko's Bush
Not every recruiting story picks up steam with every snap of the season.

Home-cooked meals are one of life's greatest pleasures
On a day when many of us consider theological topics, let me confess that I know what heaven looks like.

Ambulance-chasers are disgusting

Let Walker serve term unmolested
I am very disappointed that you just don't get it. Your recent editorial ("Closure at the Capitol," Jan. 13) urging Gov. Sonny Perdue to act against Sen. Charles Walker is just the latest episode in the 25-year history of The Augusta Chronicle trying to destroy this leader.Michael Meyers, Augusta

Nation needs real election reform
On Jan. 6, Rep. Stephanie Tubbs-Jones, D-Ohio, and Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., interrupted congressional acceptance of the electoral votes by objecting to the Ohio slate of electors based on evidence of massive voting irregularities. Shawn Wilson, Evans

Refuse attorneys' money

Pets need an evacuation plan, too

Shun all visiting litigators

Pets need an evacuation plan, too
Once again, pet owners have been faced with a mandatory evacuation and forced to leave their beloved animals behind - in danger.Jean Strein, North Augusta, S.C.

Smoking ban robs us all of our rights
I believe the current ban on smoking is a violation of our civil rights that American armed forces are at this time fighting to secure and preserve.Don Brown, Martinez

Lawyer ads weaken editorial view
Your trial-lawyers editorial ("The vultures gather," Jan. 13) and accompanying cartoon would have had impact, but for the fact The Augusta Chronicle did not take the high road and refuse the advertising of these trial lawyers.Bob Young, Augusta

Refuse attorneys' money
In the Jan. 13 Chronicle, you opined - and correctly - about the disgusting lawyers ("The vultures gather") who are lined up at the crash site, ready to stick it to the railroad, and line their pockets on the misfortune of the good folks in Graniteville.Justen Wonderly, Augusta

Nation needs real election reform

Shun all visiting litigators
Years ago, a beauty shop operator offered me $5 an hour to sit in her shop and read magazines. I thought it was an unusual offer, so I inquired why she would pay me for sitting in the shop and do nothing but broaden my literary horizons.Carl Langley, Aiken

Try intelligent political discourse

Smoking ban robs us all of our rights
I believe the current ban on smoking is a violation of our civil rights that American armed forces are at this time fighting to secure and preserve.Don Brown, Martinez

Ambulance-chasers are disgusting
Here we go with the slimy lawyers. I read recently about the slime bag who followed legitimate guests into the hospital room of a victim of last week's train accident, then proceeded to attempt to get their business.Kevin Wells, Grovetown

Try intelligent political discourse
In his Jan. 10 letter to the editor ("Come on, who's really evil here?"), Steven King - aptly named - reminded me just how red a state we actually live in when someone can rant about how Democrats are "communists, atheists, convicted felons, arsonists, anti-capitalists, irresponsibles, whiners, America-haters ..." Dana Anthony Magliola, Aiken, S.C.

Ambulance-chasers are disgusting
Here we go with the slimy lawyers. I read recently about the slime bag who followed legitimate guests into the hospital room of a victim of last week's train accident, then proceeded to attempt to get their business. Kevin Wells, Grovetown

Shun all visiting litigators
Years ago, a beauty shop operator offered me $5 an hour to sit in her shop and read magazines. I thought it was an unusual offer, so I inquired why she would pay me for sitting in the shop and do nothing but broaden my literary horizons.Carl Langley, Aiken

Smoking ban robs us all of our rights

Pets need an evacuation plan, too
Once again, pet owners have been faced with a mandatory evacuation and forced to leave their beloved animals behind - in danger. Jean Strein, North Augusta, S.C.

Nation needs real election reform
On Jan. 6, Rep. Stephanie Tubbs-Jones, D-Ohio, and Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., interrupted congressional acceptance of the electoral votes by objecting to the Ohio slate of electors based on evidence of massive voting irregularities. Shawn Wilson, Evans

Try intelligent political discourse
In his Jan. 10 letter to the editor ("Come on, who's really evil here?"), Steven King - aptly named - reminded me just how red a state we actually live in when someone can rant about how Democrats are "communists, atheists, convicted felons, arsonists, anti-capitalists, irresponsibles, whiners, America-haters ..."Dana Anthony Magliola, Aiken, S.C.

Refuse attorneys' money
In the Jan. 13 Chronicle, you opined - and correctly - about the disgusting lawyers ("The vultures gather") who are lined up at the crash site, ready to stick it to the railroad, and line their pockets on the misfortune of the good folks in Graniteville.Justen Wonderly, Augusta

Parents' names must be on wedding invites

Travel briefs

Drawing remodeling plans is important

Jackson Hole: ski runs with cowboy culture on the side

Readers tell of their hopes for a better future

Winter activites, great food are part of Lake Placid fun

Probe returns astounding photos of Titan

Powerful messages still echo

Uniquely accented home is apple of teacher's eye

Drawing remodeling plans is important
With a remodel, along with the new, you need to think about the high cost of replacing perfectly good walls, ceilings, floors, windows, and doors. Not to mention the plumbing, heating, and electrical systems as well.

Travel briefs
NEW YORK - Two words sum up a trip being offered to fans of "The Apprentice." You're sailing!

Readers tell of their hopes for a better future
Of all the speeches the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave, none has resonated as deeply as his 1963 I Have a Dream speech.

Travel briefs
NEW YORK - Two words sum up a trip being offered to fans of "The Apprentice." You're sailing!

Jackson Hole: ski runs with cowboy culture on the side
JACKSON, Wyo. - Bleary-eyed skiers and snowboarders clambered into Teton Village's distinctive red tram car for its opening run, squinting as they glanced up at fresh snow sparkling under the morning sun.

Jackson Hole: ski runs with cowboy culture on the side
JACKSON, Wyo. - Bleary-eyed skiers and snowboarders clambered into Teton Village's distinctive red tram car for its opening run, squinting as they glanced up at fresh snow sparkling under the morning sun.

Winter activites, great food are part of Lake Placid fun
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Skating on a frozen lake was fun. So was taking a dogsled ride, snowshoeing to an ice-encrusted gorge and learning how to cross-country ski beneath snowcapped evergreens.

Powerful messages still echo
Positioned on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. told the reported 250,000 people assembled in the nation's capital on Aug. 28, 1963, that the fight for racial justice was just beginning.

Readers tell of their hopes for a better future
Of all the speeches the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave, none has resonated as deeply as his 1963 I Have a Dream speech.

Parents' names must be on wedding invites
Dear Carson: I am confused on how to word our wedding invitation. My fiance's parents are divorced and all three sets of parents will be helping to pay for our wedding.

Parents' names must be on wedding invites
Dear Carson: I am confused on how to word our wedding invitation. My fiance's parents are divorced and all three sets of parents will be helping to pay for our wedding.

In the know
If you resolved to make a difference in your community this year, involve the whole family. Here are some ideas for things you can do with kids along, from Parents magazine:

Uniquely accented home is apple of teacher's eye
It was the pond-side view from the kitchen window that sold Tabitha McGee on the Amelia Landing subdivision home she bought six months ago with her husband, Ervin.

Drawing remodeling plans is important
With a remodel, along with the new, you need to think about the high cost of replacing perfectly good walls, ceilings, floors, windows, and doors. Not to mention the plumbing, heating, and electrical systems as well.

Probe returns astounding photos of Titan
DARMSTADT, Germany - Rivers? At 292 degrees below zero? As the images came streaking across the cosmos from Saturn's moon Titan, scientists grew increasingly ecstatic: remarkable, a fantasy, a Lake Michigan full of paint thinner.

Winter activites, great food are part of Lake Placid fun
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Skating on a frozen lake was fun. So was taking a dogsled ride, snowshoeing to an ice-encrusted gorge and learning how to cross-country ski beneath snowcapped evergreens.

Probe returns astounding photos of Titan
DARMSTADT, Germany - Rivers? At 292 degrees below zero? As the images came streaking across the cosmos from Saturn's moon Titan, scientists grew increasingly ecstatic: remarkable, a fantasy, a Lake Michigan full of paint thinner.

Powerful messages still echo
Positioned on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. told the reported 250,000 people assembled in the nation's capital on Aug. 28, 1963, that the fight for racial justice was just beginning.

Uniquely accented home is apple of teacher's eye
It was the pond-side view from the kitchen window that sold Tabitha McGee on the Amelia Landing subdivision home she bought six months ago with her husband, Ervin.

Lynx suffer sting of shutout defeat
Seven games in nine days and a short bench seemed to catch up to the Augusta Lynx on Saturday night.

Lynx suffer sting of shutout defeat
Seven games in nine days and a short bench seemed to catch up to the Augusta Lynx on Saturday night.

Lynx suffer sting of shutout defeat

Lynx put Inferno on ice again
Jason Saal can thank the Columbia Inferno for his rise up the ECHL record book.

Lynx put Inferno on ice again

Lynx put Inferno on ice again
Jason Saal can thank the Columbia Inferno for his rise up the ECHL record book.

Several homes require cleaning

Across South Carolina

Democrats vow to remain vocal
ATLANTA - One year ago, state Rep. Tom Bordeaux, D-Savannah, was on the losing side of a vote in the Georgia House on whether to place a constitutional referendum banning gay marriage before voters.

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

Neighborhoods provide lessons about division

Neighborhoods provide lessons about division
The brick veneer houses on Carvers Court, part of Hephzibah's upscale Walton Hills subdivision, went up in 2002 and 2003 and sold quickly in the $120,000 range.

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

Avondale works to restart operations

Across Georgia
BAINBRIDGE - A 6-foot-tall man thought to be on the run from Florida authorities since September was found this week curled up inside a television.

City plans to seize, develop property

Court decision frees up judges
Two decades of being bound by extremely rigid sentencing guidelines have ended for federal judges.

Williams sells church to board

Across South Carolina

Justice system may see change

Across the area
A man robbed an Augusta gasoline station at gunpoint Friday, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office incident report.

Lost boy is found in home by teen

Nationwide tax company started in South Carolina

Augusta officials continue to help

Widow reflects on life with King
ATLANTA - Sitting in the same spot where her husband preached equality more than four decades ago, Coretta Scott King said Saturday that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message is as relevant today as it was in the 1960s.

Speaker urges students to fulfill King's dream

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

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Martin Luther King Jr. Events and Closings

Williams sells church to board
After a two-year struggle, Augusta Mayor Pro Tem Marion Williams has sold his church to the school board for $230,000, clearing another hurdle in the path of a football stadium in the Laney-Walker neighborhood.

Kid of the Day

Holiday closings

Inquiry of Few ends without prosecution

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Schools set to reopen

Scrutiny of Larke could grow
With the shake-up on the Richmond County school board, Superintendent Charles Larke might face increasing scrutiny from new members who say they expect changes in the style of his administration.

Williams sells church to board
After a two-year struggle, Augusta Mayor Pro Tem Marion Williams has sold his church to the school board for $230,000, clearing another hurdle in the path of a football stadium in the Laney-Walker neighborhood.

Nationwide tax company started in South Carolina
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - You probably have seen those little ads nestled in the back pages of the newspaper, asking whether you have problems with the Internal Revenue Service and listing a telephone number.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across the Southeast

Speaker urges students to fulfill King's dream
Police brutality and racial profiling continue to make unfinished business of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream, a speaker said Friday at a tri-college MLK celebration at Augusta State University.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Bryanna Shardae Wright of Augusta.

Schools set to reopen
GRANITEVILLE - More than 1,000 elementary and middle school pupils who have been on recess since the fatal Norfolk Southern train wreck and chlorine spill Jan. 6 will hit the books again Tuesday, officials announced Friday.

Across the area
A man robbed an Augusta gasoline station at gunpoint Friday, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office incident report.

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

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events
CHURCH SERVICE: Jerusalem Baptist Church, 4185 Columbia Highway, Ridge Spring, S.C., will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. program at 10 a.m. today. Dr. Mallory Millender, a professor of French and journalism at Paine College, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 210-0433.

Kid of the Day
Alaina R. Kemp is today's Kid of the Day.

Court decision frees up judges
Two decades of being bound by extremely rigid sentencing guidelines have ended for federal judges.

Augusta officials continue to help
Augusta's emergency responders remained involved with the Graniteville train disaster, even as more than a week passed since the initial incident.

Across the area

Inquiry of Few ends without prosecution
The investigation of former Augusta fire chief Ronnie Few finally has ended.

System eases property search
Without the city's newly launched Geographic Information System online map service, Debbie Hagood would be lacing up her tennis shoes for daily trips to the courthouse.

Across Georgia
JONESBORO - A law enforcement advocacy group on Friday criticized the Clayton County sheriff's firing of 27 employees on his first day in office.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested an Augusta man after his wife told them he stabbed her over an argument about meat Thursday night.

Speaker urges students to fulfill King's dream
Police brutality and racial profiling continue to make unfinished business of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream, a speaker said Friday at a tri-college MLK celebration at Augusta State University.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - Gov. Mark Sanford is in Texas through the end of next week, training as a medical evacuation officer in the Air Force Reserve, his office said.

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Justice system may see change
After an investigation by The Augusta Chronicle on the use of senior judges, the state's Superior Court judges, governor and members of the General Assembly are considering changes.

Legislators will hear agencies' budget proposals

Widow reflects on life with King
ATLANTA - Sitting in the same spot where her husband preached equality more than four decades ago, Coretta Scott King said Saturday that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message is as relevant today as it was in the 1960s.

Court decision frees up judges

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

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

City plans to seize, develop property
Augusta officials laid plans Friday to turn what Commissioner Andy Cheek calls "the armpit of south Augusta" into a model community by legally seizing and developing it with single-family homes.

Democrats vow to remain vocal

Across the Southeast
ATLANTIC BEACH, FLA. - The woman who raised a 3-year-old boy at the center of a custody dispute tearfully handed the boy to his biological mother Saturday, then dropped to the ground and repeatedly screamed: "How can they do this to a little boy?"

Kid of the Day

Avondale works to restart operations
GRANITEVILLE - Avondale Mills officials expected to truck in three gargantuan portable boilers Friday to replace a chlorine-crippled steam plant and started cleaning contamination from the Gregg Division plant, where two workers were killed by poison gas released in the wreck of Norfolk Southern Train 192.

Across South Carolina
TAYLORS - The man who barricaded himself in a home after police tried to arrest him died of a self-inflicted shot to his head, a Greenville County coroner said.

Republicans settle into role as majority party
ATLANTA - The curtains rose on the 2005 Georgia General Assembly with Republicans relishing their newfound majority power in the House and Gov. Sonny Perdue unveiling a record $17.4 billion state budget proposal.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events
CHURCH SERVICE: Jerusalem Baptist Church, 4185 Columbia Highway, Ridge Spring, S.C., will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. program at 10 a.m. today. Dr. Mallory Millender, a professor of French and journalism at Paine College, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 210-0433.

Lost boy is found in home by teen
When Sam Giovino arrived at his Martinez home Friday afternoon and found items out of place, he assumed a burglar was inside.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Schools set to reopen
GRANITEVILLE - More than 1,000 elementary and middle school pupils who have been on recess since the fatal Norfolk Southern train wreck and chlorine spill Jan. 6 will hit the books again Tuesday, officials announced Friday.

Across the area

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

System eases property search

Parade attracts few diverse faces
On a cold but sunny Saturday afternoon, thousands lined Augusta's Laney-Walker Boulevard for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade to honor the slain civil rights leader.

Widow reflects on life with King

Kid of the Day
Alaina R. Kemp is today's Kid of the Day.

Legislators will hear agencies' budget proposals
ATLANTA - Though the legislative chambers will be silent this week, some lawmakers won't have the week off. Instead, they will be listening to the heads of state agencies laying out their budget blueprint for the coming year.

Augusta officials continue to help
Augusta's emergency responders remained involved with the Graniteville train disaster, even as more than a week passed since the initial incident.

Several homes require cleaning
GRANITEVILLE - Spring cleaning came early for Cindy Bates this year.

Inquiry of Few ends without prosecution
The investigation of former Augusta fire chief Ronnie Few finally has ended.

Across the Southeast
ATLANTIC BEACH, FLA. - The woman who raised a 3-year-old boy at the center of a custody dispute tearfully handed the boy to his biological mother Saturday, then dropped to the ground and repeatedly screamed: "How can they do this to a little boy?"

Across Georgia
JONESBORO - A law enforcement advocacy group on Friday criticized the Clayton County sheriff's firing of 27 employees on his first day in office.

Across South Carolina
TAYLORS - The man who barricaded himself in a home after police tried to arrest him died of a self-inflicted shot to his head, a Greenville County coroner said.

Justice system may see change
After an investigation by The Augusta Chronicle on the use of senior judges, the state's Superior Court judges, governor and members of the General Assembly are considering changes.

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

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested an Augusta man after his wife told them he stabbed her over an argument about meat Thursday night.

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

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - Gov. Mark Sanford is in Texas through the end of next week, training as a medical evacuation officer in the Air Force Reserve, his office said.

County considers online auctions
Columbia County's government would normally try to sell its surplus equipment the old-fashioned way - with a live auctioneer about once or twice a year.

Republicans settle into role as majority party
ATLANTA - The curtains rose on the 2005 Georgia General Assembly with Republicans relishing their newfound majority power in the House and Gov. Sonny Perdue unveiling a record $17.4 billion state budget proposal.

System eases property search
Without the city's newly launched Geographic Information System online map service, Debbie Hagood would be lacing up her tennis shoes for daily trips to the courthouse.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Republicans settle into role as majority party

Airport crews watch for ice
Augusta is by no means Buffalo, N.Y., but airport officials still have to contend with occasional winter weather and icy conditions.

Nationwide tax company started in South Carolina
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - You probably have seen those little ads nestled in the back pages of the newspaper, asking whether you have problems with the Internal Revenue Service and listing a telephone number.

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

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

Several homes require cleaning
GRANITEVILLE - Spring cleaning came early for Cindy Bates this year.

Neighborhoods provide lessons about division
The brick veneer houses on Carvers Court, part of Hephzibah's upscale Walton Hills subdivision, went up in 2002 and 2003 and sold quickly in the $120,000 range.

Lost boy is found in home by teen
When Sam Giovino arrived at his Martinez home Friday afternoon and found items out of place, he assumed a burglar was inside.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Bryanna Shardae Wright of Augusta.

City plans to seize, develop property
Augusta officials laid plans Friday to turn what Commissioner Andy Cheek calls "the armpit of south Augusta" into a model community by legally seizing and developing it with single-family homes.

Avondale works to restart operations
GRANITEVILLE - Avondale Mills officials expected to truck in three gargantuan portable boilers Friday to replace a chlorine-crippled steam plant and started cleaning contamination from the Gregg Division plant, where two workers were killed by poison gas released in the wreck of Norfolk Southern Train 192.

Legality of ban is debated in court
ATLANTA - A Fulton County judge heard arguments Friday over the legality of a constitutional amendment banning gay marriages that Georgia voters overwhelmingly approved last November.

Across Georgia
BAINBRIDGE - A 6-foot-tall man thought to be on the run from Florida authorities since September was found this week curled up inside a television.

Falcons on track to be something special
ATLANTA - Postseason fever returned to Atlanta in prime time Saturday night - at a football game, of all places, that seemed more like a track meet.

Falcons on track to be something special
ATLANTA - Postseason fever returned to Atlanta in prime time Saturday night - at a football game, of all places, that seemed more like a track meet.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

Golden Globes are influential despite small voter base

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

Golden Globes are influential despite small voter base
LOS ANGELES - The Golden Globes are the Hollywood awards equivalent of that phrase "famous for being famous" applied to celebrities known more for just being there than doing anything notable.

Golden Globes are influential despite small voter base
LOS ANGELES - The Golden Globes are the Hollywood awards equivalent of that phrase "famous for being famous" applied to celebrities known more for just being there than doing anything notable.

Keys to sing 'American the Beautiful' at Super Bowl
NEW YORK - Alicia Keys will sing "America the Beautiful" prior to this year's Super Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla.

Keys to sing 'American the Beautiful' at Super Bowl
NEW YORK - Alicia Keys will sing "America the Beautiful" prior to this year's Super Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla.

Keys to sing 'American the Beautiful' at Super Bowl

Hawks handle Bobcats
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are confident they'll rise from the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings soon.

Hawks handle Bobcats

Hawks handle Bobcats
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are confident they'll rise from the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings soon.

Bryant to miss at least 5 games
LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant will miss at least five games with a severely sprained right ankle, but the Los Angeles Lakers said won't know exactly how long he'll be out for another 72 hours.

Bryant to miss at least 5 games

Bryant to miss at least 5 games
LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant will miss at least five games with a severely sprained right ankle, but the Los Angeles Lakers said won't know exactly how long he'll be out for another 72 hours.

Lucette's play scores victory
Paine women's coach Selina Kohn said she'd feel better about her team if only it could bolster its interior game.

Guard's hot hand leading Armstrong Atlantic State
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

McCurry sinks last-second shot
Andrea McCurry stood on the floor emotionless. Not your typical reaction after draining a game-winning buzzer-beater.

Lucette's play scores victory
Paine women's coach Selina Kohn said she'd feel better about her team if only it could bolster its interior game.

Jaguars win at the line
Somewhere along the way, a basketball game turned into a free-throw shooting contest.

Telfer leads by example for Jaguars
The five tattoos lining Karim Telfer's body are the windows to his heart.

SEC roundup
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Lawrence Roberts had 17 points and 10 rebounds as No. 11 Mississippi State rebounded from a rare road loss with an 80-55 victory over Arkansas on Saturday.

McCurry sinks last-second shot
Andrea McCurry stood on the floor emotionless. Not your typical reaction after draining a game-winning buzzer-beater.

Southern Conference roundup
STATESBORO, Ga. - Elton Nesbit scored 39 points as Georgia Southern beat Appalachian State, 92-88, for its second straight Southern Conference victory.

SEC roundup
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Lawrence Roberts had 17 points and 10 rebounds as No. 11 Mississippi State rebounded from a rare road loss with an 80-55 victory over Arkansas on Saturday.

Southern Conference roundup
STATESBORO, Ga. - Elton Nesbit scored 39 points as Georgia Southern beat Appalachian State, 92-88, for its second straight Southern Conference victory.

Guard's hot hand leading Armstrong Atlantic State
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

Telfer leads by example for Jaguars
The five tattoos lining Karim Telfer's body are the windows to his heart.

Class in session: ACC's best meet
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Raymond Felton vs. Chris Paul. Rashad McCants vs. Justin Gray. Sean May vs. Eric Williams.

Colts, Pats at game time

Atlanta soars past St. Louis

Vick isn't Rams' only concern

Eagles look to quiet critics and Vikings

Blank's an owner on a mission

Mrs. Margie Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Ms. Lucille Wright    (SARDIS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Norma Wright Garvin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Arthur Wayne Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Ruth Gill White    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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

Ms. Lula M. Wright    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. William W. Sheehan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Newton Seebeck, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Raymond Lee Pope    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Johnnie Tutt, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Bobby Lee Hickson    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. William W. Sheehan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Sharorta T. Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Stone    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Foreman    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Lorraine Flanagan Bowen    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Willa Mae Lofton Bing    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Irma Brooks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mother Betty Hall    (HOLLYWOOD, Fla.)

Mrs. Georgia S. Cumbee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Billingsley Leach    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Orabell Andrews    (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mr. Johnnie Tutt, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Louise Rutland    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)
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Mrs. Emma May    (WARTHEN, Ga.)
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Mr. Clarence Albert Belger, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Eugene Gartrell    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

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Ms. Sharorta T. Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Orabell Andrews    (SALUDA, S.C.)
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Mr. Scott Barron    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Laura Ann Moody    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Isaac Stevenson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mother Betty Hall    (HOLLYWOOD, Fla.)
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Mr. Ron Stark    ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Lucille Wright    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Tony DeLoach    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Johnnie Tutt, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Dr. Daniel M. Samonsky, Jr. M.D.    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

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Mr. Raymond Lee Pope (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Orabell Andrews (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mrs. Norma Wright Garvin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Ruth Gill White (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Ms. Susie Mae Heggs (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Bacchus Hammonds (HOMESTEAD, Fla.)

Mrs. Margie Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Georgia S. Cumbee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eugene Gartrell (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorraine Flanagan Bowen (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles Foreman (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Floyd L. Lowe (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Bobby Lee Hickson (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Billingsley Leach (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Irma Brooks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mother Betty Hall (HOLLYWOOD, Fla.)

Mrs. Willa Mae Lofton Bing (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Dr. Daniel M. Samonsky, Jr. M.D. (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Lizzie Mae McMurdy (HARLEM, Ga.)

Ms. Lucille Wright (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. John Philip Bell (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Theodosia Hampton (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Wayne Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur W. Birdsey (LINCONTON, Ga.)

Mr. Claude Ellington Silvey (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Clarence "Buddy" Bussey (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Isaac Stevenson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. William W. Sheehan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Sharorta T. Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Stone (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Louise Rutland (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mrs. Margie Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorraine Flanagan Bowen (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ron Stark ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Shirley Chisholm had close ties to Augusta
When former U.S. Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm died at age 80 on Jan. 1, it brought back warm memories of her playing blues on an upright piano in my house and of her close ties to Augusta.

Shirley Chisholm had close ties to Augusta
When former U.S. Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm died at age 80 on Jan. 1, it brought back warm memories of her playing blues on an upright piano in my house and of her close ties to Augusta.

Shirley Chisholm had close ties to Augusta
When former U.S. Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm died at age 80 on Jan. 1, it brought back warm memories of her playing blues on an upright piano in my house and of her close ties to Augusta.

History made by duo at U.S. championships

Overtime

Ring of proof

Swimmers qualify for state meet

Fantastic Federer is again Aussie favorite

Lakeside takes Area Dual title

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Area sports announcements

Overtime
Mike McCoy's eagle on the par-4 second hole carried his team to victory in the Southern International Four-Ball Championship in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Swimmers qualify for state meet
Lakeside senior Sara Davison has been through her share of ups and downs. Saturday was no different.

Lakeside takes Area Dual title
Lakeside's senior wrestlers had one goal heading into Saturday afternoon's Area 2-AAAA Dual Championship: Don't let history repeat itself.

Ring of proof
Greenbrier High School softball coach Garrett Black gives Kristen Glover a hug as she is presented her state championship ring during a pep rally on Friday in Evans.

History made by duo at U.S. championships
PORTLAND, Ore. - Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto put on quite a show. Then the judges returned the favor.

Overtime
In Columbus, Ga., Cherwonna Walker hit a free throw with 3.6 seconds left to lift the Columbus State women to a 61-60 victory over USC Aiken on Saturday.

Overtime
In Columbus, Ga., Cherwonna Walker hit a free throw with 3.6 seconds left to lift the Columbus State women to a 61-60 victory over USC Aiken on Saturday.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Fantastic Federer is again Aussie favorite
MELBOURNE, Australia - Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt knew they needed to do something drastic. Roger Federer was winning practically every tournament, and the gap between him and everyone else in men's tennis was growing.

Lakeside takes Area Dual title
Lakeside's senior wrestlers had one goal heading into Saturday afternoon's Area 2-AAAA Dual Championship: Don't let history repeat itself.

History made by duo at U.S. championships
PORTLAND, Ore. - Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto put on quite a show. Then the judges returned the favor.

Fantastic Federer is again Aussie favorite
MELBOURNE, Australia - Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt knew they needed to do something drastic. Roger Federer was winning practically every tournament, and the gap between him and everyone else in men's tennis was growing.

Ring of proof
Greenbrier High School softball coach Garrett Black gives Kristen Glover a hug as she is presented her state championship ring during a pep rally on Friday in Evans.

Swimmers qualify for state meet
Lakeside senior Sara Davison has been through her share of ups and downs. Saturday was no different.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Overtime
Mike McCoy's eagle on the par-4 second hole carried his team to victory in the Southern International Four-Ball Championship in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Outdoors treasure
Mitch Woods, 9, of Stapleton, Ga., was hunting with his dad, Lee Woods, when this fine end-of-the-season buck appeared near his stand in Portal, Ga.

Outdoors calendar

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

Outdoors treasure

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

Outdoors treasure
Mitch Woods, 9, of Stapleton, Ga., was hunting with his dad, Lee Woods, when this fine end-of-the-season buck appeared near his stand in Portal, Ga.

Georgia considering lifting ban on Savannah stripers
When it comes to striped bass in the Savannah River, Matt Thomas gets far more excited over a 12-inch fish than a mature 30-pounder.

Georgia considering lifting ban on Savannah stripers
When it comes to striped bass in the Savannah River, Matt Thomas gets far more excited over a 12-inch fish than a mature 30-pounder.

Legislators will hear agencies' budget proposals
ATLANTA - Though the legislative chambers will be silent this week, some lawmakers won't have the week off. Instead, they will be listening to the heads of state agencies laying out their budget blueprint for the coming year.

Democrats vow to remain vocal
ATLANTA - One year ago, state Rep. Tom Bordeaux, D-Savannah, was on the losing side of a vote in the Georgia House on whether to place a constitutional referendum banning gay marriage before voters.

Greenbrier pulls off upset of Baldwin
Casey Dees knew his team would have to play a perfect game to beat No. 7 Baldwin on Friday night. Greenbrier did just that.

Prep Basketball Scores
These are the scores for local highschool girls and boys basketball teams:

Greenbrier pulls off upset of Baldwin
Casey Dees knew his team would have to play a perfect game to beat No. 7 Baldwin on Friday night. Greenbrier did just that.

Prep Basketball Scores
These are the scores for local highschool girls and boys basketball teams:

Colts, Pats at game time
FOXBORO, Mass. - Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady and the champion New England Patriots are on a roll. So are league MVP Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts.

Vick isn't Rams' only concern
ATLANTA - For all the talk that St. Louis is obsessed with stopping Falcons quarterback Michael Vick in tonight's second-round NFC playoff game, the Rams will be just as concerned about Rod Coleman.

Eagles look to quiet critics and Vikings
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles don't have Terrell Owens, haven't played a meaningful game in four weeks and finished the regular season with consecutive losses.

Blank's an owner on a mission
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons owner Arthur Blank met Thursday with Gov. Sonny Perdue to gauge what steps Georgia and Atlanta should take next in their pursuit of the 2009 Super Bowl.

Reed's leg redeems Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH - Jeff Reed did what Doug Brien twice couldn't do, and imperfect but still unbeaten rookie Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers saved a season that seemed to be lost.

Vick isn't Rams' only concern
ATLANTA - For all the talk that St. Louis is obsessed with stopping Falcons quarterback Michael Vick in tonight's second-round NFC playoff game, the Rams will be just as concerned about Rod Coleman.

Atlanta soars past St. Louis
ATLANTA - There's more to the Atlanta Falcons than Michael Vick.

Blank's an owner on a mission
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons owner Arthur Blank met Thursday with Gov. Sonny Perdue to gauge what steps Georgia and Atlanta should take next in their pursuit of the 2009 Super Bowl.

Colts, Pats at game time
FOXBORO, Mass. - Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady and the champion New England Patriots are on a roll. So are league MVP Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts.

Eagles look to quiet critics and Vikings
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles don't have Terrell Owens, haven't played a meaningful game in four weeks and finished the regular season with consecutive losses.

Atlanta soars past St. Louis
ATLANTA - There's more to the Atlanta Falcons than Michael Vick.

Faith has helped retiring minister to persevere and thrive
Thirty-five years ago Jerry Matthews was a minister of music in a small Alabama town when he got word that a college friend had recommended him for another job.

Seminar will address gratitud
When it comes to benefits, the servants of God have a package of their own.

Pro-life activist says more solutions needed
When David Bereit's running attack to keep Planned Parenthood from opening a clinic in his hometown of Bryan, Texas, failed six years ago, it spurred him to new action, a strategy he calls "peaceful but firm activism."

Seminar will address gratitud
When it comes to benefits, the servants of God have a package of their own.

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

Pro-life activist says more solutions needed
When David Bereit's running attack to keep Planned Parenthood from opening a clinic in his hometown of Bryan, Texas, failed six years ago, it spurred him to new action, a strategy he calls "peaceful but firm activism."

Faith digest
A community wide prayer service for tsunami victims and relief workers will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 North Belair Road. Co-sponsors include Mosaic and The Quest United Methodist churches. Call 650-9187.

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

Faith digest
A community wide prayer service for tsunami victims and relief workers will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 North Belair Road. Co-sponsors include Mosaic and The Quest United Methodist churches. Call 650-9187.

Georgia considering lifting ban on Savannah stripers

Falcons on track to be something special

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Here's the skinny: Discovery Health Channel is weighing in with "The National Body Challenge," an eight-week reality series joined by a nationwide initiative to lose weight and get fit.

'American Idol' gives the guys a break in season 4

'American Idol' gives the guys a break in season 4
LOS ANGELES - "American Idol" turned into the battle of the divas last season. This year, male contestants are getting a little help.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Here's the skinny: Discovery Health Channel is weighing in with "The National Body Challenge," an eight-week reality series joined by a nationwide initiative to lose weight and get fit.

'American Idol' gives the guys a break in season 4
LOS ANGELES - "American Idol" turned into the battle of the divas last season. This year, male contestants are getting a little help.

Lou Rawls becomes father again at 69

Dick Clark still hospitalized nearly six weeks after stroke

People in the News

Wildcats exact some revenge
ATHENS, Ga. - Kentucky wasn't in a sympathetic mood against outmanned Georgia. Not after what happened last season.

Gamecocks rally past Volunteers
COLUMBIA - Carlos Powell scored 20 points and Josh Gonner added 16, including four 3-pointers, and South Carolina beat Tennessee, 66-63 on Saturday night.

Gamecocks rally past Volunteers
COLUMBIA - Carlos Powell scored 20 points and Josh Gonner added 16, including four 3-pointers, and South Carolina beat Tennessee, 66-63 on Saturday night.

Gamecocks rally past Volunteers

Student, 11, locks out driver and takes school bus for a joyride

Career day speaker tells middle schoolers about stripping

Odds and Ends

Faith Calendar

Faith digest

Pro-life activist says more solutions needed

Seminar will address gratitud